Hartlepool schoolgirls set for 28-inch hair chop to support children fighting illnesses

Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity.  Picture by FRANK REID
Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity. Picture by FRANK REID

Four schoolgirls have decided to go for a combined 28-inch hair cut - and all in aid of charity.

Louisa McCann, 12, Holly Gale, 12, Lucy Burnett, 12, and Mia Levitt, 11, all have particularly beautiful heads of hair.

Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity. Picture by FRANK REID

But the students, who all attend Manor College of Technology, in Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, decided that they would lop off their locks for 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.

Although they are a bit nervous about the appearance-changing challenge, they say they want to complete it for the children who really need the hair.

Louisa said: “We are going to get our hair cut for the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who might not have their own hair.”

Manor Community Academy pupil Holly Gale.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupil Holly Gale. Picture by FRANK REID

While Mia added: “We are doing it to make little girls confident, so they can feel OK being around people because they’ve got real hair.

“I’m excited and nervous both at the same time.”

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

The girls are hoping to raise £1,000 to put towards their hair donation for the cause.

Manor Community Academy pupil Louisa McCann.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupil Louisa McCann. Picture by FRANK REID

They have already had 14 donations so far, which has raised £110 - 11 per cent of their target.

Anyone who would like to donate money for this event should go to https://www.justgiving.com/manorsbigchop/?utm_id=13.

Manor Community Academy pupil Lucy Burnett.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupil Lucy Burnett. Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupil Mia Levitt.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupil Mia Levitt. Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity.  Picture by FRANK REID

Manor Community Academy pupils (left to right) Louisa McCann, Holly Gale, Lucy Burnett and Mia Levitt who are having their cut in aid of charity. Picture by FRANK REID