Sisters part with hair for sick children

left to right Maddy Pooley (12) and Ebony Pooley (10) are having 2ft cut from their hair to make wigs for children with cancer

left to right Maddy Pooley (12) and Ebony Pooley (10) are having 2ft cut from their hair to make wigs for children with cancer

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TWO kind-hearted sisters are having the first real haircut of their lives to put smiles on the faces of children with cancer.

Upwell sisters Maddeline (12) and Ebony Pooley (10), who could rival Rapunzel with the length of their hair, are both having two feet cut from their hair at the end of the month. They will be donating their shorn locks to the Little Princess Trust, so they can be made into wigs.

The sisters have only had their hair trimmed once since they were born - with the exception of Ebony who took a pair of scissors to her hair when she was four but luckily didn’t do much damage – so it will be a real shock for them.

They will be heading to Lisa’s Hair Salon in Outwell on October 26 for the landmark haircuts and the family are fully expecting there to be plenty of tears.

Maddy, who is a pupil at March’s Neale-Wade Community College, came up with the idea of donating her hair to the charity and persuaded her parents Sarah and Adam Pooley to let her do it.

Sarah said: “She’s been wanting her hair cut for about a year, but we wanted to make sure she was 100 per cent sure.

“Then last week, she came up to us with the idea of donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust. She’d done all her research and really wanted to do it, so we agreed.”

When Ebony, who attends Cavalry Primary School in March, heard what her sister was doing, she immediately wanted to do the same.

“We’re incredibly proud of them both,” Sarah said.

In addition to donating their hair, the girls also want to raise money for the Little Princess Trust to go towards the cost of making the wigs, which are given free to children suffering from hair loss through cancer treatment or alopecia.

Their original £50 target has already been smashed and they are now hoping to raise £250.

They have a Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/maddys-hair or you can donate by texting “hair66” then the amount to 70070.