Nine-year-old shaving all her hair off for charity in Havant

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A nine-year-old pupil from Havant is having her hair shaved off for charity in front of her whole school.

Emily Misselbrook, from Riders Infant and Junior School, is getting her hair cut off in aid of Naomi House Hospice and the Little Princess Trust on Thursday, June 11.

I don’t think there’s many girls of that age who are willing to completely shave their hair off for charity

Hazel Misselbrook

Her mum Hazel said: ‘I’m extremely proud of her. I don’t think there’s many girls of that age who are willing to completely shave their hair off for charity.

‘She said last year that she wanted to shave her hair off for charity so we did some research on local charities and came up with this idea.

‘She’s really excited about it and she’s counting down the days.

‘She’s a little bit worried about the other pupils’ reactions but the whole school have had assemblies about it and the teachers have spoken to the children about why Emily’s doing it and explaining it all to them.’

A family friend who is a hairdresser is coming into the school to shave Emily’s hair in front of everyone.

She has already raised almost £800 for Naomi House Hospice but is confident of breaking the £1,000 barrier.

Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

To find out more and to donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/emilyshaircut