TWO Presteigne sisters have raised over £1,500 after having their hair cut and donated it to a charity that provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair to cancer.

Not only did Millie and Libby Traylor raise a stunning total of £1,680 for the Little Princess Trust by cutting 1.5 meters of their own hair, but because they raised more than their original £1,000 target, their mum also got in on the act – in fact, Sindy Traylor had actually agreed to brave the shave, so he got a buzz cut.

Millie, 15, and Libby, 11, launched their fundraiser for Cancer Research UK in February and came up with the idea of ​​cutting hair, deciding to raise whatever they could for the Little Princess Trust. The charity provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions.

“We are going to cut over a meter and a half of hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust,” the girls said on their fundraising page.

“If we raise over £1,000 our mum will brave the shave, so please donate what you can.

“Cancer is happening right now, which is why we are fundraising right now for Cancer Research UK. There is no time to waste.

The girls had their hair cut live at the Builth Wells Carnival on Saturday June 18, with mum Sindy from the town. After the girls had their hair cut, Sindy bravely sat down in the barber’s chair and had her hair shaved, with members of Cancer Research UK’s Builth branch on hand to congratulate the three ladies and collect the money raised.

Since 2006, the Little Princess Trust has provided over 12,000 children’s wigs, as well as grants totaling over £17 million for research projects focused on finding more effective treatments for childhood cancers.

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