Thoughtful Fratton 5-year-old to have her long dark hair cut for wig charity

  • Five-year-old to have 10 inches off her hair
  • Hair and sponsorship money will be donated to The Little Princess Trust
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FIVE-YEAR-OLD Shaila Ali has made the brave decision to have her long dark hair cut for charity.

Shaila pledged to chop her locks all by herself, according to her mother.

Mum Tammy Newnham, from Fratton, says that both she and Shaila’s father were initially reluctant to the idea, but have since come around.

She said: ‘We did not want to have it done but we can’t say no to such a good cause.

‘Shaila said to me “I want to make other families happy because they are sad when they are poorly”.’

Ten inches of Shaila’s waist-length hair will be cut on Saturday in aid of The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for children with hair loss through cancer treatment.

Full-time mum Tammy, 29, says that a ‘very persistent’ Shaila became inspired by watching YouTube videos of young girls making similar donations to the trust. Shaila hopes to raise at least £390 – the average amount needed by the charity to purchase a wig. To donate, go to