Billericay school girl raises over £1,800 by donating her hair

Scarlett Nugent holding cut hair

Article by Claire Nugent: Scarlet Nugent donated 12 inches of her hair to be used in wigs for children who have lost theirs through chemotherapy.

A ten-year-old girl has raised over £1,800 for charity after donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust.

Scarlet Nugent from Billericay, Essex, had 12 inches of her hair cut off and donated it to the charity which makes real-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair after going through chemotherapy.

Having always had long hair, and been referred to as a real-life Rapunzel by her mum, Scarlet grew her hair even longer in lockdown, featuring as part of The Little Princess Trust's 'Supergrower' campaign, to enable her to donate those all-important inches.

Scarlet has also raised an incredible £1,800 for her chosen charity, George & The Giant Pledge – a charity set up by Vicki and James Woodall to raise money into research for childhood cancers, after their son George, then aged four, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Brentwood salon, Vogels, donated their time to this fundraiser, with managing director and owner of the salon, Victoria Vogel, cutting Scarlet’s hair free of charge as part of the fundraising efforts.

Scarlet said:

“I really wanted to donate my hair to The Little Princess Trust to make a child with cancer smile, and to raise as much money as I can so that one day we can make sure no children get cancer. Victoria made me feel like a princess, and I loved going to her salon to have my hair cut.”

If you would like to donate, you can do so here.

Article by Clair Nugent, In Your Area