English Martyrs student Abigail has hair chopped off for Scoliosis UK

Abigail Anderson, 17, (left) is to have her hair cut off by her sister Emily, 14, (also pictured) and will then donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.
Abigail Anderson, 17, (left) is to have her hair cut off by her sister Emily, 14, (also pictured) and will then donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.

A CARING student is having her hair chopped off for charity - by her little sister.

Abigail Anderson, 17, is having 12 inches lopped off her waist length locks to raise money for Scoliosis UK, which helps people with spinal disorders.

And the hacked hair will then be sent to The Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness.

Abigail will have her hair plaited into three sections, one of which will be scissored by younger sibling Emily Anderson, 14, in front of a crowd in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, at 1pm on Saturday. The rest will be cut by staff from Diamond Dolls Boutique and Salon in Park Road.

Abigail, who attends English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College and lives in Tankerville Street, said: “Someone close to me has double curvature of the spine so I decided to have my hair cut for that cause. I’ve wanted it done for a long time but never knew which charity to pick. It’s upsetting to think someone has to live with that so I want to help. Plus I’ve got hair, I don’t need it and it’s going to grow back.”

Emily, a pupil at High Tunstall College of Science added: “I’m really looking forward to cutting it!”