A Colne girl who has long resisted haircuts has taken the plunge and had her luscious locks snipped off for charity.
Tia Hartley (11) finally had her precious long hair cut on Friday and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, a dedicated charity which provides specialist real hair children’s wigs in the UK and Ireland.
Tia had been reluctant to have her hair cut, but was immediately persuaded when she heard about the Little Princess Trust, with Danielle at the Hair Boutique in Colne cutting and styling her hair for free.
“Tia loves her long hair and wouldn’t let anyone cut it,” said Tia’s mother, Donna Hartley, of Temple Street. “I really wanted her to have a haircut and I mentioned donating hair to charity. I explained what they do and what it’s used for and after that she really wanted to help the charity and find out more about it,so we did our research and came across the Little Princess Trust.”
Tia ordered an information pack and was “touched” by the DVD, with Donna saying: “It really touched Tia’s heart. She then knew 100% this is the charity she wanted to help, not just by donating her hair, but also wanting to raise as much as she could.
“My husband and I and all the family are so very proud of Tia; I know how much she loves her hair and for her to have so much cut off for charity makes us the proudest mum and dad in the world.
“I’m so lucky to have such a kind caring, selfless daughter.”