Kettering mum and daughters get the chop for charity!

Olivia, Dionne and Sam Willis had their locks shorn to raise money for the Little Princess Trust
Olivia, Dionne and Sam Willis had their locks shorn to raise money for the Little Princess Trust
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A mum from Kettering and her two teenage daughters got the chop for charity to help raise funds for the Little Princess Trust.

Sam Willis – a squash coach – and her daughters Dionne, 16, and Olivia, 15, who go to Bishop Stopford Secondary School - all took the decision to help a cancer related cause after their dad, Nick, was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year.

Happily, Nick has been given the all clear but the girls still went ahead with their fundraiser.

Sam said: “Olivia found the Little Princess Trust and we all fell in love with it. We knew it was a cause we could help.”

The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity whose mission it is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment.

Not only did the girls donate their own hair to the charity – Sam and Olivia both gave 8 inches while Dionne gave 10 inches - but they raised more than £700 for the cause in the process.

Sam admits that both she and the girls were dreading the hair cut – which took place at Askews Salon in Kettering on Friday - as they’ve never had short hair before. While Sam and Olivia are set to grow their hair again straight away, Dione is liking the new shorter look.

Sam said: “We know it costs about £600 to make a wig for a child and so we feel really pleased to have raised more than enough to do that. I’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us.”

Olivia is also doing a cake sale to raise money for the charity in school.

For more information about the Little Princess Trust, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk.