Waterlooville schoolgirl, 6, donates more than 16 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust and raises £1,600 in the process

MORE than 16 inches of hair has been donated by a kind six-year-old hoping to help children who ‘need the hair more’.

By Belinda Dickins
Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:45 pm

Amalie Chiverton, from Waterlooville, decided to grow her long locks for two years to reach the length needed for the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children experiencing hair loss.

The selfless efforts of Amalie led to a huge amount of hair being donated to the charity, along with more than £1,600 in donations from friends and family.

Amalie, a Year 2 pupil at Queen’s Inclosure, said: ‘I wanted to help all the children who need my hair more than I do. I don’t like thinking that children don’t have any hair as it’s very important to children.

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Amalie Chiverton, from Waterlooville, had 16 inches of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust and raised more than £1,600 in the process. Pictured: Amalie's hair before and after the haircut

‘I feel really happy because I wanted to raise £100 but I’ve raised more than I thought. I’ve raised £1,650 so far which is a lot of money.’

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The idea came about after mum Hannah Chiverton-Dance heard of a friend’s daughter becoming ill a few years ago, and Amalie wanted to understand more about it.

Hannah explained to Amalie, then four, about people who donate their hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Amalie Chiverton, from Waterlooville, had 16 inches of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust and raised more than £1,600 in the process. Pictured: Six year old Amalie holding the hair which will be donated

Proud mum Hannah said: ‘She was really intrigued, so she asked truckloads of questions about it. We started looking into it and she just decided to do it.

‘I’m incredibly proud, I don’t think she realises how amazing she is for doing it. She’s so young but she has such an understanding, I just think she’s incredible.

‘It’s been surprising the amount of friend’s family members who donated, and they have never met me or Amalie.

‘I feel quite touched by people I don’t really know giving their money for Amalie to support a charity. I didn’t expect anything like it.

‘Everyone’s been incredibly generous, I was quite shocked.’

Family friend Vicki Lewis took time out of her busy schedule as a hairdresser to cut off the hair, and Amalie was very pleased with the results.

She said: ‘I love it because when I brush my hair now it’s so quick and there’s no knots anymore.

‘It used to take mummy ages to do my hair for school each day and now it’s so quick.’

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/H-chiverton1 to make a donation for Amalie’s efforts.