Burnley schoolgirl gives up crowning glory and makes bid to raise £550 for children's charity

A caring Burnley schoolgirl has donated an amazing 10 inches of her crowning glory to a charity that makes wigs for gravely ill children.

Isla Hadcroft
Isla Hadcroft

Isla Hadcroft made the decision to have her long hair cut when she found out about the Little Princess charity that makes wigs for youngsters with terminal and life limiting illnesses.

And although she is just seven, Isla did her own research into the charity and found out that it costs £550 to make just one wig. So she asked her parents, Laura and Kieran, if she could raise that amount also.

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So far Isla, who is a student at Christ the King RC Primary School is well on the way to her target as she has raised £335 already.

Isla getting her hair cut

Laura said: "It was a bit of a shock for Isla to lose all that hair and she is still getting used to how she looks with it a lot shorter.

"We are very proud of her, she is a thoughtful and kind girl who is always wanting to do things to help people. But she is also very determined and knows her own mind."

Isla has a big brother Noah, who will be 10 next month, younger brother Cole (three) and mum Laura is expecting another baby in just two weeks.

Laura added: "We have a very busy household at the moment and I have no doubt Isla will have another project up her sleeve she would like to do next."

If you would like to make a donation to help Isla please click go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/isla-hadcroft