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Bryony, 9, loses long locks to help children suffering from hair loss
10:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in Latest
A GIRL from Branksome has had her hair cut and raised over £1,000 for a children’s charity.
Bryony Thomas, 9, who goes to Lytchett Matravers Primary School, was sponsored to get her long blonde locks chopped off in aid of The Little Princess Trust, which helps children suffering from hair loss.
The charity makes real-hair wigs, which are available to children in the UK who may have lost their own hair following cancer treatment.
Bryony came up with the idea after seeing a child on a daytime TV programme have their hair cut for the charity, and took the initiative to do the same.
Her proud mum, Vikki, 31, said: “I’m a bit upset that she has had her hair cut off, but it’s more surprising that she came up with the idea, as she doesn’t like anything being done to her hair.
“I tried to talk her out of it, to make sure that she really wanted to go through with it, but I think she was quite excited about it.
“She has raised £1,064 at the moment, and we think that there is still some money to come in.
“Bryony went to Asda in Poole last weekend, with a little stand to collect any change from shoppers, but the rest of the money has come in from her friends and family.
“She’s also been into her school to tell them about what she is doing and why and has made posters.
Vikki says that Bryony also knows of a child who lost their hair through Leukaemia and that spurred her on to help.
“She’s raised so much money and I’m really proud of her.”
Monica Glass, Charity Manager of The Little Princess Trust, said: “I would like to thank Bryony sincerely for being so brave and kind in having her hair cut to donate to the charity.”
For more information, go to: justgiving.com/bryony-thomas