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Gravesend girl to cut off long locks for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:25 24 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 June 2014

Rebecca Jones will donate her long hair to charity.

Rebecca Jones will donate her long hair to charity.

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A girl is getting ready to cut her hair to raise money to help children with cancer.

Rebecca Jones, 15, of Gravesend, decided to cut her long hair for charity so that it could be used to make wigs for young children going through chemotherapy.

The teenager, who attends Mayfield Grammar School in Pelham Road, will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

She will have her hair chopped off at Images Hair in Perry Street, Northfleet at 5.30pm on June 27 and the salon will be offering their services for free.

Rebecca has already raised around £700 for the Little Princess Trust through cake sales at her school and sponsorship from teachers, family and friends.

She said: “I thought it sounded like a brilliant charity as they care for children who are very ill and so I thought I could get rid of my long hair to raise money for them. I thought it could also help make a wig for a child suffering from cancer.

“Everyone’s been very supportive and some of my friends will be coming to the hairdressers when I get my hair cut. I am having Pixie style cut, because of the amount of hair I am donating.

“I’m quite excited and a little bit nervous.”

Rebecca’s mother, Dawn Miller, said: “It was all her idea. I am really proud of everything she’s achieved and is doing.”

To donate please visit justgiving.com/rebeccajones99

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