Lincoln schoolgirl to cut off 10-year Rapunzel locks for charity

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A schoolgirl from Lincoln will be cutting off her below-the-knee length hair in aid of the children’s cancer charity The Little Princess Trust.

Caitlin Tweedle, 10, from Lincoln has only ever trimmed her Rapunzel locks. She’ll have them cut off on February 6, which will then be donated to the charity for it to be made into a wig.

Caitlin also has a target of £500, which she would like to raise to go towards the charity. She has so far raised £492 on her JustGiving page.

Caitlin hopes her long hair can make lot of wigs

Caitlin has only had her hair trimmed a few times in her life as she was always worried that her hair would lose its powers if it was cut.

After 10 years she has decided that now is the time to donate her hair to a charity that will help children with cancer.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Caitlin, 10, said: “I want to donate my hair because it’s a nice thing to do.

“Hopefully my long hair will be able to help with lots of wigs.”

Caitlin’s mum, Heather has told The Lincolnite how proud she is of her daughter.

She said: “I am so proud of Caitlin for deciding to donate her hair to charity, she has always been so proud of her hair.

“Caitlin has always said that one day she would donate her hair to people with cancer.”

To sponsor Caitlin, visit the JustGiving page.