Corby student Molly plucks up the courage to brave the shave

The 16 year old will donate her waist-long hair to the Little Princess Trust
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A 16-year-old student from Corby is preparing to 'brave the shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support and crop her waist-long hair to a number one.

Redhead Molly Stewart, who attends Tresham College, initially wanted to fund a cancer care nurse for one week and has smashed her original target of £573.

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Her mum Lisa Porch will be cutting off her daughter's amazing auburn locks which will then be donated to the Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss.

Health and social care student Molly said: "I thought about doing it a while ago in lockdown when a friend of mine shaved their head but I didn't. I needed to be ready to do it and I'm ready now.

"I wanted to do something for cancer. I am excited and nervous to be doing it and raising the money so I decided to shave my head to help raise money for Macmillan. I'm also going to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust. I want to make a difference for these great causes even if it’s only small.

"The shortest I've had my hair is up to my shoulder before but I have bought a hat ready."

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On Wednesday, December 16, Lisa will be leading the head shave helped by Molly's brothers Charlie, 14, and one-year-old Henry who will be chopping their sister's long hair.

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Lisa, 38, said: "She wanted to do something bold and brave. A family member is suffering from cancer at the moment.

"Her hair is beautiful. It's a big thing for a 16-year-old girl so I'm immensely proud and I will support her. I couldn't ask for a better daughter. She's an angel who would do anything for anyone."

Molly has already raised more than £700 - nearly £200 over her orginal target.

She added: "I would like to thank everyone who has donated. It is really easy to donate - even one pound will help."

To donate to Molly's brave the shave total please click here.