amelia charity hair cut blog

A brave nine-year-old from Newark has had her long locks chopped to support a charity which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Amelia Grace Needham, from Middlebeck, visited KH Hair in Stodman Street to have her waist-length hair cut short for Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions.

Amelia says she was very nervous but stylist Victoria, who carried out the cut, and the ladies at KH Hair were amazing and helped put her at ease. “I kept reminding myself I was going to make a little girl or boy super happy when they were probably feeling sad that they’d lost their own hair.” she says. “I really love my new cut. It’s much easier to manage, but I’m going to grow it long again so I can donate more hair!”

Her friends and family say they are super-proud of her and think her new style really suits her. Mum, Leanne, says Amelia wanted to donate her hair to help children gain confidence after chemotherapy treatment. “Ameila has a big heart.” she explains. “She sadly lost her Grandad to cancer earlier this year and wanted to do something to help research, so she has also been raising money to donate to the charity, along with her hair.”

KH Hair salon director, Maxine Sutcliffe, says: “Amelia looks amazing and seems to be very happy with her new cut. Little Princess Trust is a wonderful charity that we have supported for many years, and we were very happy to be involved.”

Anyone wishing to help Amelia raise money for Little Princess Trust can donate via her Just Giving page: Leanne Needham is fundraising for Little Princess Trust (