Lisa’s lovely locks are for the charity chop

A woman from Beeston is donating her hair to be made into a wig for children suffering from cancer and is looking for a salon to support her efforts.

Lisa Derrett has decided to donate 12 inches of her flowing auburn locks to the Little Princess Foundation and hopes to raise enough funds to pay for it to be made into a wig. She has set up a Just Giving page and is now looking for a local hair salon who can donate a free cut.

“I’m wanting to reinvent myself after a rough few years and want my hair cut. So I thought why get it cut and thrown away, when it could make a difference to a child. I’m not rich with money but I’m rich with hair” explained Lisa.

“It’s taken me 18 months to get it this long and I haven’t had short hair in 16 years so this is a big change for me.”

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge to children and young adults that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. The average cost of making a wig is £350, which is Lisa’s target and she has already raised a quarter of this figure.

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Posted in: Beeston, South Leeds

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I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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  1. Sarah says:

    The Hair Co on Cross Flatts Grove did mine for free when I donated my hair.

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