Seven-year-old Hope vows to raise cash for children’s charity every year

Hope now aims to donate to The Little Princess Trust every year

A Margate seven year old  has decided she will have her hair chopped every year to help make ‘poorly children better.’

Hope Whittingham had 12.5 inches cut from her locks last weekend, which is being donated to The Little Princess Trust. The charity provides wigs for children who have hair loss due to cancer or other illnesses.

Hope, a pupil at St Gregory’s Catholic School, was supported by family, teachers and friends when she underwent the cut by the entrance of the Tesco store at Westwood on July 21.

Mum Michelle Allen said: “Hope asked me if she could grow her hair so it can be cut and used to make wigs for poorly children who have lost their hair because of treatment.

“She said she doesn’t like them being sad and wished she could make them better. She knows donating her hair to make wigs will at least boost a child’s confidence and put a smile on their face.

“All her friends and teachers from her school came and supported her. She now wants to do it every year. I’m so proud of her.”

Hope also has a justgiving page in aid of the charity which has so far raised £495.

Michelle said: “We going to keep her fundraiser and awareness going for a couple more weeks so she can raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity.”

To donate visit Hope’s page here