Hartlepool haircut pals thank generous donor

Manor Community Academy pupils, from left, Holly Gale, Louisa McCann, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt with the �250 donation and anonymous letter.
Manor Community Academy pupils, from left, Holly Gale, Louisa McCann, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt with the �250 donation and anonymous letter.

Four schoolgirls who are all set to have their gorgeous locks lopped for charity were astounded when an anonymous donor sent them £250 cash.

Louisa McCann, 12, Holly Gale, 12, Lucy Burnett, 12, and Mia Levitt, 11 - all pupils at Manor Community Academy - appeared in the Mail after deciding to have their hair cut for charity.

Manor Community Academy pupils (rear left) Louisa McCann and Lucy Burnett (front left) Holly Gale and Mia Levitt with the anonymous  �250 donation and letter sent to them. Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupils (rear left) Louisa McCann and Lucy Burnett (front left) Holly Gale and Mia Levitt with the anonymous �250 donation and letter sent to them. Picture by FRANK REID

But they were delighted when an elderly man came into the Mail’s reception in Scarborough Street, Hartlepool, and, without giving his name, left an envelope with instructions to pass it on to the girls.

Inside the envelope was a hand-written letter and £250 in £10 and £20 notes.

The youngsters were presented with the generous donation and they were shocked and astounded to say the least. Their teacher Ailsa Wallace said: “The girls were greatly surprised by the generosity shown by this anonymous donation, they couldn’t believe that someone could be so kind.”

And in addressing the gentleman directly, the grateful pupils, said: “The girls would like to send a big thank you for the £250 donation sent in from yourself.

“It is greatly appreciated from us and from The Little Princess Trust.

“We would like to find out who you are so we can thank you in person and we would love to meet you.

“Lots of love Mia, Holly, Louisa and Lucy.”

The fab four decided to take up the hair-chopping challenge for the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through illness or diseases such as cancer or leukaemia.

Each of them are having around seven inches snipped, seeing a whopping 28 inches of hair falling victim to the scissors.

Stylists from The Little Hair Boutique, in Greatham Village, have kindly volunteered to cut and style the girls’ hair on Tuesday, July 14, at Manor.

The girls are hoping to raise £1,000 to put towards their hair donation for the cause. Anyone who would like to donate money for this event should go to https://www.justgiving.com/manorsbigchop/?utm_id=13.