Caitlin cuts off her locks for wig charity

HAIRCUT Caitlin Cawte
HAIRCUT Caitlin Cawte

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SHE had been growing her hair for more than a year, but now Caitlin Cawte has had it all chopped off.

Caitlin had 20cm of her long locks cut off so they could be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

She said: ‘It feels weird having shorter hair, but also good.

‘I was a bit nervous of going back to school with my new hair, but everyone has been really supportive.’

As previously reported in The News, Caitlin is taking part in a 15-mile cycle road to raise money for the Anaphylaxis Campaign, which has helped her.

The nine-year-old of Beaconsfield Avenue, Cosham, was diagnosed with a nut allergy when she was just six – even though she had previously been able to eat them.

To say thank you, Caitlin is cycling 15 miles from her home, down Eastern Road in Portsmouth and along the seafront, before heading back home. The youngster had set herself a fundraising target of £100 – but has already raised more than £1,000.

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