A MOTHER and daughter are donating their hair to help children suffering from cancer.
Lyndsey-Marie Vincent and her daughter Allanah-Mai Barlow had their long locks chopped off at the same time and will donate the hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for sick youngsters who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
Lyndsey, 29, of Westfield Road, Eastney, said: ‘My little girl has always wanted to help people and she is always looking for something to do.
‘One of our friends shaved her hair for the charity and we were both have extra long hair and were in need of a hair cut.
‘It was Allanah’s idea. I’m so extremely proud of my daughter. She’s so kind and thoughtful.’
Allanah, eight, has not had a hair cut for four years.
She said: ‘It’s important to me because these people who lose their hair can’t grow it back and if we cut our hair ours will.
Both Allanah and her mother had hair below their waist when they went into James Henry Hair Salon in Southsea.
‘Her hair is just beautiful – it’s a big thing having it cut but knowing it’s going to such a good cause we’re really happy about it,’ added Lyndsey.
‘Allanah was so excited and she was blown away by the results.’
The wigs cost the Trust on average around £350 each so as well as donating their hair, the mother and daughter pair have raised £525.
On the day, Lynsey’s mum, dad, two sisters, and niece drove down from south London to support her and Allanah-Mai.
Lynsey’s sister Lauren Vincent was so impressed she decided to have her haircut at the hairdressers which was also donated along with the 21 inches taken from Lynsey and the 20 inches taken from Allanah-Mai.
Charity manager Monica Glass said: ‘The Barlow family are truly amazing to be doing so much to help others.
‘How wonderful that a very kind little girl and her mum are choosing to support children with cancer.
‘What an inspiration they are.’