Wortham Primary School pupil goes a cut above with generous charity gift

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171306005

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171306005

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A brave Wortham Primary School pupil has parted with her precious locks to support children suffering with hair loss.

Ten-year-old Phoebe Cooper Green from Roydon had her hair cut off for charity on Wednesday. She made the selfless decision herself to donate her long brunette locks to the Little Princess Trust to help children facing hair loss due to cancer.

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171331005

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171331005

“I’m really excited”, Phoebe said. “My nan had cancer and just thinking about all those people that have lost their hair from cancer treatment, I decided I wanted to give them mine because my hair will grow back.”

Phoebe has raised £800 in sponsorship money in just over a couple of months for the Little Princess Trust. The charity have wigs and hair pieces made from donated hair for young boys and girls suffering with hair loss.

“My family and friends were really excited and pleased that I was doing it for such a good cause,” she added.

Mum Emma was apprehensive at first. “She’s been growing her hair for such a long time, I’m sad about it going but she’s doing it for a really good cause,” she explained.

My nan had cancer and just thinking about all those people that have lost their hair from cancer treatment, I decided I wanted to give them mine because my hair will grow back

Phoebe Cooper Green

“She does a lot of dance shows so she has to be able to put her hair up. I love her hair long because I’m used to playing with it, but at the end of the day it’s her hair and if she wants to do it then who am I to stop her?”

Tracey Jones, of Zest Hair Design, has been cutting the family’s hair for more than ten years.

“I told her to go for it because I did the same earlier this year with my own hair,” she said, “I think it’s fab and I think she’s amazing.

“I’m really proud of her decision and pleased she asked me to do it”.

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With (i-r) mum Emma nd hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171255005

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With (i-r) mum Emma nd hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171255005

Initially wanting to donate 7 inches of her hair to the charity, Phoebe had a total of 11 inches cut from her waist-length hair.

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171344005

Phoebe Cooper Green having her hair cut shorter for charity. With hair dresser Tracy Jones. ANL-151125-171344005