Burnley girl donates her hair to child cancer victims

St. Augustine's pupil, Isabella Vickers (9) pictured with her hair that will become a wig.
St. Augustine's pupil, Isabella Vickers (9) pictured with her hair that will become a wig.

A kind-hearted schoolgirl from Burnley has donated her long hair to children suffering from cancer.

Isabella Vickers (9), a pupil at St Augustine’s Primary School, had her blonde locks cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for youngsters who lose their hair to cancer and other illnesses. She was also sponsored by friends, family members, the women’s refuge and Pendleside Hospice and raised £400 to have the wig made. Her proud mum Sandie (38) said Isabella researched the charity on the internet before volunteering to have her hair cut.

She said: “She’s done really really well, she’s inspirational. She did it all by herself. She had such long hair and now she’s gone very short. She wants to grow her hair back so she can do it again.”