Welwyn Garden City girl shaves off hair for charity
PUBLISHED: 15:09 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:10 19 April 2018
A seven-year-old Welwyn Garden City girl has shaved her hair off and is donating 16 inches of it to help other children.
Sascha Robertson-Smith, turned to her mum Charlie Smith, 28, and said that she wanted to cut all her hair off, shave the sides and get patterns put in.
The Countess Anne Church of England Primary School pupil’s mum was initially worried that people would taunt Sascha for having a “boyish” hairstyle.
Charlie, who works as a teaching assistant at Ludwick Nursery School, said: “I told her that kids might possibly say things that weren’t kind but she said she didn’t care what they thought.
“She’s an individual and I’m so proud of how brave she is.”
Sascha will be donating the locks, which are currently 16 inches long, to The Princess Trust.
The charity provides real hair wigs to kids who have lost their hair through cancer treatment and other medical illnesses.
Sascha couldn’t get the patterns shaped into her shaven sides due to school rules, but is happy with her new hairstyle.
Welwyn Barbers, in Howardsgate, did the cut for free and Côte Brasserie, based next door, has offered the family a free meal.
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sasha7
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