Hartlepool girl loses locks for charity

Alison McCabe Hairdressing owner Alison Pringle  is cutting Sophie King, 15, hair off for charity.

Alison McCabe Hairdressing owner Alison Pringle is cutting Sophie King, 15, hair off for charity.

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A SELFLESS schoolgirl has had her beautiful locks chopped off for charity.

Teenager Sophie King always said she would get her lovely long hair cut when she left school.

But the urge to have her tresses snipped became too much when the 15-year-old St Hild’s School pupil realised it was National Donate Your Hair Day on November 22.

Sophie decided she wanted to get her hair cut and donate it to The Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children with illnesses or diseases which see their own hair fall out.

So, Sophie climbed into the chair of Alison Pringle, who owns Alison McCabe Hairdressers, on Northgate, on the Headland, and underwent the charitable make-over.

And doesn’t she look just gorgeous?

Sophie’s proud mum, Emma King, said: “I’m just really proud of her, it’s such a selfless act and she’s always thinking of others and how other people might be feeling and how she can help others.

“She’s always been like that.

“It makes me really proud to think that she’s not just getting her hair cut, she’s thought about how she can use it positively to help someone else.”

Emma, 34, who is also mum to Jasmine King, said: “She’s always had long hair and she only ever normally gets a tiny trim off the ends, she’s never had it layered, or cut or anything.

“She was really excited beforehand but I think she was a bit worried about how she would feel afterwards.”

Sophie had said for a number of years that she wanted her hair cut off when she went to college.