East Harling girls to lose precious locks for cancer charities

East Harling residents Portia Buck (10) and Amy-Lou Rogers (11) will be having their hair cut short to make wigs for young cancer patients
East Harling residents Portia Buck (10) and Amy-Lou Rogers (11) will be having their hair cut short to make wigs for young cancer patients

A pair of brave East Harling girls are set to lose their precious locks in a bid to help those affected by cancer.

Portia Buck, 10, and Amy-Lou Rogers, 11, will be having their hair cut short this week to make wigs for young cancer patients who have lost their hair through treatment for the condition.

The girls were inspired to do this as cancer has affected many people in both of their families

Andrea Buck

The girls will also be holding a charity auction in aid of MacMillan nurses and the Little Princess Trust, which will be making the wigs.

Portia’s proud mother, Andrea Buck, said: “The girls were inspired to do this as cancer has affected many people in both of their families.

“They then heard about the great work the Little Princess Trust does and decided they wanted to donate their hair. Once they found out the cost of a wig they wanted to raise as much money as they could to help with that too.

“The girls then decided to share the money between The Little Princess Trust and Macmillans so they can help people who don’t need the wigs as well.”

The auction, open to the public, will take place at the Old School Hall, East Harling this Sunday, March 20, at 2pm.

Among the prizes on offer is a YoungDrive experience donated by Snetterton Circuit.

Worth £85 and aimed at 11-17 year olds, YoungDrive is a fun introduction to driving where youngsters can learn the basics in the safe and controlled environment of a motor racing circuit.

To sponsor the girls, visit www.justgiving.com/portiashair and www.justgiving.com/amyloushair

For more information on The Little Princess Trust see www.littleprincesses.org.uk

And for more on MacMillan nurses, visit www.macmillan.org.uk