11-year-old’s sponsored haircut hopes to help young girls suffering from cancer

PUBLISHED: 15:21 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 14 April 2016

Sophie Louise Hall with hairdresser Brenda Chowrimootoo

Sophie Louise Hall with hairdresser Brenda Chowrimootoo


A brave 11-year-old girl was so touched by the plight of girls her age suffering through cancer that she organised a sponsored haircut to help raise money and make a wig.

After seeing a video of young cancer sufferers on YouTube, Sophie Louise Hall, of Fullwell Avenue, Clayhall, was determined to do something to help.

Sophie’s grandmother, Bella Daltrey, was at the Imagination Hair Salon last Wednesday to support her grand-daughter, and revealed the young dancer had come up with the idea completely by herself before approaching her mother.

Sophie’s family contacted the Little Princess Trust, a charity that helps young girls diagnosed with cancer, and the hair cut was organised.

Sophie provided 14 inches of hair for a new wig, but also raised more than £500 for the charity through sponsorships.

Ms Daltrey said: “She loves her new haircut, but mostly she loves knowing she’s done something to help.”

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