How a CBeebies show inspired a five-year-old Derbyshire girl to lose her locks in aid of poorly kids

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A generous Derbyshire youngster has lost lots of her beautiful locks to help poorly children.

Five-year-old Eliyah Glossop had 20 inches of her hair cut off and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for youngsters undergoing cancer treatment.

The youngster, of Wessington, also raised more than £500 for the trust – vital money at a time when many charities are struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Eliyah Glossop after she had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.Eliyah Glossop after she had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.
Eliyah Glossop after she had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.

Eliyah’s mum Jody said: “A few weeks ago she was watching a show on CBeebies and there was a child with no hair.

“She asked me why the child didn’t have any hair and I explained to her that some youngsters sadly get poorly and lose their hair.

“Eliyah later told me she wanted to have her hair cut to her shoulders and give it to boys and girls who don’t have any hair – I couldn’t say no to her.

“After she had her hair cut, she said she felt happy.

Eliyah before she lost her beautiful locks.Eliyah before she lost her beautiful locks.
Eliyah before she lost her beautiful locks.

“She loves her new look and I’m very proud of her,” added Jody, 33.

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The Little Princess Trust thanked Wessington Primary School pupil Eliyah for her charitable efforts.

A spokesperson for the trust added: “When a child loses their hair to cancer, we’ll be there with a free, real hair wig to help.

“We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever.”

Well done, Eliyah!Well done, Eliyah!
Well done, Eliyah!

Eliyah’s hair was cut in August by Sammy Greene, who works at Geo Hair in Holmewood.

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