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Nicole’s short hairdo will raise a few bob in support of cancer survivor friend

Nicole Penrose is raising money for the Little Princess Trust by chopping off her long locks.

Nicole Penrose is raising money for the Little Princess Trust by chopping off her long locks.

The close friend of a teenage cancer survivor is cutting off most of her hair in a bid to raise funds for charity.

Nicole Penrose, 16, was inspired by schoolfriend at John F Kennedy School James Wigg to shed around nine inches of her locks after he battled against a rare bone cancer which saw him undergo chemotherapy and surgery to remove his left knee.

Now in remission and with a prosthetic knee, 16-year-old James is again recovering from surgery on his affected leg.

Now a trainee hairdresser, Nicole said: “My hair has always been long, right down my back. Everyone who knows me knows I love my hair, and James was really surprised I am choosing to cut it to chin-length.

“The Little Princess Trust charity is really important, because once you lose your hair, you can just really lose confidence.”

Nicole aims to raise £300 for the charity which provides free, real-hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. She plans to stage the big chop in late January. To donate, visit justgiving.com/Nicole-Penrose1.

 

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