Ilford schoolgirl, 11, raises more than £2k ahead of charity haircut this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:51 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 04 July 2017

Zara Mirza has raised more than £2,000 for the Little Princess Trust. Photo: Faraz Mirza

Zara Mirza has raised more than £2,000 for the Little Princess Trust. Photo: Faraz Mirza


An Ilford school girl who has raised more than £2,000 for a charity helping sick children is appealing for more donations.

Zara Mirza, 11, of Colombo Road, Ilford, has been asking her parents if she can donate her hair even since learning children could lose their hair during cancer two years ago.

She learnt the news after her aunt, who was going through chemotherapy treatment at the time, explained why her hair was falling out.

So, determined to donate as much hair as possible to make wigs for ill children, the Eastcourt Independent School pupil spent two years growing her hair, and now it is ready to cut.

Her father Faraz said: “Zara has always had a very caring and compassionate nature and my wife and I are immensely proud of her for deciding to do something so very special and have her hair cut to donate to this amazing charity.

“Even her two brothers are proud of her, and thats saying something!”

Zara will be having her extensive locks cut to make wigs this Saturday at Toni & Guy in Ilford High Road.

To read more about her fundraising and to donate yourself you can visit her justgiving page here.

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