Rosie’s locks go to a good cause

Rose Smethhurst of Hebden Bridge has had her hair trimmed for Little Princess charity

Rose Smethhurst of Hebden Bridge has had her hair trimmed for Little Princess charity

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A Hebden Bridge teenager recently said goodbye to a fair amount of her crowning glory to help a children’s cancer charity.

Fifteen-year-old Rosie Smethurst-Robinson had let her hair grow for two years, but when she decided to have it cut, she had a good cause in mind.

Calder High School student Rosie thought it would be a kind thing to do to donate her hair instead of it being thrown away, so that a child with cancer or one who has lost their hair for other reasons could benefit - the hair is made into a wig.

She found out from the Little Princess Charity that the hair has to be seven inches long in order for it to be suitable for this use. Finally, she settled down in the chair at Zinnias in Hebden Bridge, where her hair was tied in a ponytail, cut off above it and then sent off to the charity.

Following completion of that task, the stylist gave Rosie a new style to complete a busy and unltimately rewarding afternoon.