A kind-hearted little girl from Burnley who was inspired by a young cancer sufferer she met on holiday is to have 10 inches of her long locks cut off in the name of charity.
Madison Regan (7), of Venice Avenue, will undergo the hair raising challenge, for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for terminally ill children, days before Christmas.
She decided to donate her hair and raise cash for the cause after meeting a girl who had been given only months to live on a family holiday to Florida.
Her proud mum Jackie (30) said: “She’s got super long hair. Last year we were on holiday in America and Madison was somewhere with her grandma. She saw a little girl who had cancer. She was on the trip with the Make A Wish Foundation and was talking to my mum and Madison. She asked them if they’d been before and then said she wouldn’t be going back because she was going to die.”
When Brunshaw Primary School pupil Madison came home her mum said she wanted to do something to help and the Little Princess Trust was the obvious choice.
She will have her long hair, which she normally has trimmed, cut to just below her shoulders at Indulgence hairdressers in Anglesey Avenue.
The family have set up a Just Giving fund-raising page, which saw more than £100 pledged in the first 24 hours, in a bid to hit Madison’s target of £500.
Julie said: “She’s so excited. She was looking forward to getting back to school this week to get her teachers to sponsor her.”
Madison also has the support of stepdad Ian Rowley (32) and brother Charlie (11), who has just started in Year 7 at Blessed Trinity RC College, as well as her grandparents, two stepbrothers and stepsister.
Jackie added: “We are unbelievably proud of her. It’s an amazing thing for a little girl to do. She’s really looking forward to doing it.”
To sponsor Madison visit www.justgiving.com/madison-regan or text TEDI82 plus an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.