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Sarah Hodgson chops her locks for charity

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RECENT bride Sarah Hodgson has chopped off her long locks for charity.

Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years, decided she would donate 12 inches of her hair to children who have lost theirs through cancer and other illnesses.

The Little Princess Trust provides wigs for children suffering with hair loss. Although the wigs are provided to those in need free of charge, they cost around £350 - £500 to produce.

Sarah, who lives at Mirehouse, Whitehaven, has always had long hair but decided to grow it even further for her pending nuptials earlier in the year.

Alongside donating her hair, Sarah is raising funds to support the production of the wig. Donations have reached over £350 so far.

Sarah, a Housing Benefits Assessment Officer at Copeland Borough Council, said: “I felt nervous when my hair was getting cut but once I was handed the plaited ponytail of hair I became at ease, because I know what I was doing was going to help a little girl feel better about the way she looked after all she'd going through.”

Donations can still be made to The Little Princess Trust via Sarah’s Just Giving page at