Garlinge youngster’s fundraiser and hair chop in aid of the Little Princess Trust

Sapphire Walker is donating her hair to a children's cancer and hair loss charity

A Garlinge nine-year-old is preparing to have 17 inches cut from her hair so she can donate it to a children’s cancer and hair loss charity.

Last September, just after her 9th birthday, Sapphire Walker decided she wanted to cut her beautiful long hair and after a chat with her mum Blaise the decision was made to help children who have lost their hair through illness.

Next week the Garlinge primary pupil will go to Salon 31 to have the cut and send the hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

Mum-of-four Blaise said: “She came to me just after her birthday to say she really wanted to have her hair cut and I said she should donate it.

“She lit up at that idea and decided to grow it as long as possible so that she can then make another child happy. She has really taken onboard the reason why she is donating.

“I’m mega proud of her and coming round to the idea she is having the haircut!”

Sapphire also has a fundraising page running and has reached the £550 needed to make one wig so now wants to up her target to £1,100 to p[ay for two wigs

Nan Kim said: “She says she wants to do so she can make another girl happy and feel good about themselves. She has been adamant for over 6 months now that this is what she wants to do.”

Sapphire will have the cut on April 12.

Find the fundraising page here