Lottie from Stedham donates her hair to charity

Lottie Hubbard after hair cut and Emma Huggett, of Robert and Sheron'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
Lottie Hubbard after hair cut and Emma Huggett, of Robert and Sheron'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
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A STEDHAM schoolgirl has had a haircut with a difference.

Lottie Hubbard, ten, of The Street, Stedham, had grown her hair since she was five years old, but recently decided it was time for a change.

Encouraged by mum Lilly, Lottie researched how she could put her waist-length hair to a good cause.

“She actually found the Little Princess Trust,” said Lilly of her daughter’s subsequent research.

The national charity provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Lottie decided she wanted her haircut to mean something and so has donated her hair to be turned into a wig.

“She wanted to have a change. I said to her: ‘If we’re going to do it we will do it properly’,” said Lilly.

“When she found the trust she said: ‘This can go to a good cause’.”

Lottie followed in the footsteps of pop singer Jessie J, who brought national attention to the charity after shaving her hair off for the cause.

Emma Huggett, of Robert and Sheron hairdressers in West Street, Midhurst, cut Lottie’s hair.

After staff heard about what Lottie was planning to do with the hair, they let her have the £35 haircut free of charge.

For more information on the Little Princess Trust, visit their website www.littleprincesses.org.ukap