A selfless six-year-old girl from Radlett will soon be cutting off her long locks and donating her hair to charity.
Amara Lakshmi Patel, 6, who attends St Johns Infant School, has been growing her hair for over a year in preparation for the big chop and will donate her hair to create wigs for children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Amara explained that her reason for cutting her hair was: “To help people not feel nervous about how they look. I don’t want to waste my hair and I can give it to other people to make them feel happy.”
Tejal Patel, Amaras mum added: “We sat down and had a conversation and talked about how my Grandmother had died of cancer, then we got onto the topic of different treatments, chemotherapy and how people lose their hair when undergoing treatment.
“My daughter decided she wanted to grow her hair out and donate it to those who have lost their own through cancer and other conditions through The Princess Trust.”
“We feel so proud of her and everything that she has become. She’s so caring and always puts a smile on the people around her.”
The Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. For more information on the charity or to donate, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk