Generous Chatteris school pupil cuts hair for charity

Isla Draper had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust
Isla Draper had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust

A generous eight-year-old girl has had her long hair cut to raise money for a cancer charity.

Isla Draper wants to raise £350 for the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through chemotherapy or alopecia.

She has had her long hair cut during an assembly at Kingsfield Primary School, in Chatteris.

Touched by her kindness, headteacher Joanne Tomlins made the decision to allow the whole school to dress down on the day and donate funds to support Isla in reaching her goal.

Mrs Tomlins said: “We are so proud of Isla carrying out such a selfless act. The children gave Isla a 3-2-1 countdown and a huge round of applause. Cheers filled the hall when she held up the ponytail her hairdresser had just cut off in front of everyone. It has been a pleasure supporting Isla in her charity work.”

Isla said: “I was really pleased to do this so that I could raise money for charity. It was exciting to have my hair cut in front of the whole school.”

Further donations to support Isla can be made via www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/isla-draper1