Lawn Manor pupil chops locks for charity

By Jessica Durston - 2 February 2023


Lawn Manor Academy pupil Beth Webb is said to have 'braved the chop' for charity, cutting off 12 inches of her hair to support children with cancer.

Lawn Manor pupil Beth before her haircut

Year 7 pupil Beth, waited six months to grow her hair for her donation, which resulted in raising £449 for The Little Princess Trust.

The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs, to every child and young person up to the age of 24 who needs one. 

The Trust says it also funds research and studies that not only look for ways to improve a young person’s chance of survival but to do so while reducing the side effects from treatment.

Beth, who says she didn’t have much hair until she was three years old, explained: “It took six months between having the idea to having my hair cut, and all the time I was sure I wanted to do it. 

“My hair will grow back but some people can’t grow their hair because of cancer, so I decided I wanted to donate it and have it made into a wig.  My friends and family, and even people I don’t know donated.  I’m very happy with the amount I raised.”

Beth’s mum, Jo Webb added: “Beth has such a kind, caring personality and she was so passionate about doing this to help children with cancer.  She spoke to me and her dad and asked if we would let her do it but we put it off for a while because she loved her long hair, so she asked us again and we said yes.

"She raised £449, which was a lot more than we were expecting and we are so proud of her.”

Lawn Manor Academy is part of the Ascend Learning Trust - formerly the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust

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