Abigail has the chop to help kids with hair loss

GOING Abigail Withers has her hair cut by Thelma Mead for a cancer charity. Below, after the cut. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131001-7452)
GOING Abigail Withers has her hair cut by Thelma Mead for a cancer charity. Below, after the cut. Picture: Malcolm Wells (131001-7452)
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BIG-hearted Abigail Withers celebrated her 11th birthday by cutting off 11 inches of her hair for charity.

Abigail, from Waterlooville, had the chop at Diverse Salon in Horndean surrounded by her friends and family.

Moments before her long brown hair was cut she said: ‘I’m very excited about it!’

Her locks will be sent in the post to the Little Princess Trust, which supports young children who suffer from hair loss.

Abigail decided to donate her hair after reading in a gossip magazine about another girl who had done the same.

It inspired her to grow her hair specifically so she could donate some.

The Queen’s Inclosure pupil has so far raised £213 on her JustGiving page and aims to make it to £350 in order to buy a wig for the Little Princess Trust.

Abigail’s mum, Angie, 45, said she was proud of her daughter for donating her hair. She said: ‘Abigail has been growing it since she had it cut in last year’s summer holidays. She’s got really thick hair.

‘When I went to get my hair cut at the salon I asked about cutting Abigail’s hair for charity and the salon was happy to do it which was lovely.’

Abigail was in capable hands with salon owners Thelma Mead, 45, and Jenny Eke, 58.

Mrs Mead said: ‘We have cut a lot of hair before but never for charity. We’ve had men come in before but not girls having so much cut off.’

Abigail was happy with her new bob haircut.

She said: ‘I’ve been excited all day about it. I really like it.’

After seeing her daughter’s new hair Mrs Withers was delighted with the results.

She said: ‘She looks very different and much more grown-up, which she wanted before she goes to Crookhorn secondary school.’

To donate to Abigail’s fund go to justgiving.co.uk/abigail-withers.