20 September 2017
The teenager daughter of a Fox’s Biscuit worker has shaved off her gorgeous locks in support of a national charity that makes wigs freely available for young children.
Tabitha Wilton, from Meir in Staffordshire, chose the Little Princess Trust because she wanted to make a difference and share her hair with children that had lost their own through cancer treatment or illness as well as raise £500 in sponsorship.
Unfortunately Tabitha’s work commitments changed on the week of the big event, so the hair shaving experience took place in private.
Debbie Shenton, HR manager at Fox’s Uttoxeter said: “I am incredibly proud of my daughter and I think it’s fantastic that Tabitha has reached her target and donated her lovely hair to further support this amazing charity.”
Tabitha added: “Like most teenage girls I adore my hair and making the decision to shave this off was not easy. I’ve encouraged family and friends to donate absolutely any amount to this outstanding cause and everyone’s been very supportive.”
“Our hair is an enormous part of who we are and although mine will grow back, there are some children that sadly lose theirs due to illness. I hope by donating my hair we can make a small difference and allow somebody somewhere to feel a little more like themselves again.”
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Tabitha shows off her ponytail which is winging its way to the wig makers.
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illness. They have given away 5,000 real hair wigs to sick children in the last decade. For more info visit their website at: https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk