Young fundraiser gets the chop for chairty

Evie Hedger, left and Rachael Hedger, right after their charity hair cut with stylist Hayley Scott
Evie Hedger, left and Rachael Hedger, right after their charity hair cut with stylist Hayley Scott
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A young girl joined her aunt in getting her hair cut short for charity.

Nine-year-old Evie Hedger had her hair cut into a short bob, from reaching all the way down her back.

The St Alban’s Primary pupil teamed up with her aunt Rachael Hedger, raising money for four charities.

They set themselves a target of £1,200.

The pair donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust, to make real-hair wigs for young children diagnosed with cancer, as well as raising money for The British Heart Foundation, Brain Tumour Research and Thyroid UK.

Evie, of Wraysbury Park Drive in Emsworth, chose the British Heart Foundation after her grandfather Antony Marsh died suddenly in November.

Evie’s mum Helen said: ‘She’s a very bright girl and is very aware of everything that is going on around her.

‘She’s close to my sister-in-law who asked her if she wanted to join her in getting her hair cut and she jumped at the chance.

‘I was so proud of her when she said that someone could benefit from her hair more and her hair will grow back.’

The pair went to Headromance in Park Road, Havant, where the cut was done for free.

Hair stylist Hayley Scott said: ‘Evie’s hair is the longest I have ever cut for charity, and it was an experience giving Rachael a grade two, something I have never done on a woman.’

After the last hair was cut, the duo had collected just under £2,000, easily beating their initial target.

To donate to the pair, visit sponsorme.co.uk/racheviehedger/a-hair-raising-event.aspx.