Sisters are a cut above the rest

Sisters Maddy and Ebony Pooley having their long hair cut to be made into wigs for children with cancer
Sisters Maddy and Ebony Pooley having their long hair cut to be made into wigs for children with cancer

EMOTIONS were running high on Wednesday as two Upwell sisters had two feet cut from their hair to help children with cancer.

Maddeline and Ebony Pooley sat in the hairdresser’s chair in Lisa’s Hair Fashions, Outwell, for the first time for the landmark haircut.

Their hair will be sent off to the Little Princess Trust, where it will be crafted into wigs for children suffering from hair loss through cancer treatment or alopecia. Maddy and Ebony, who go to school in March, have also raised more than £380 for the charity.

There were plenty of tears as the sisters lost a large amount of their hair in a matter of seconds. But Maddy (12) said she has no regrets.

“I was on the Little Princess Trust website and there was a girl called Emily on there,” Maddy said. “It didn’t seem right that I had hair I didn’t want and she didn’t have any at all.”

Maddy was starting to find her long hair getting in the way and persuaded her parents Adam and Sarah Pooley to let her have the chop. When her younger sister Ebony (10) found out what she was doing, she wanted her hair cut too.

The girls’ parents were at Lisa’s to watch them go through with the haircut, as was their brother Bailey (9).

Adam and Sarah are very proud of what their daughters are doing, but Sarah was still upset to see their hair cut off. Maddy was also upset, particularly when she saw her sister’s long blonde hair cut off.

But the only question on Ebony’s mind was: “Mum, can I wear my hair down for school now?”

• To donate to Maddy and Ebony’s fund, go to www.justgiving.com/maddys-hair or text “hair66” then the amount to 70070.