Kind Chesterfield schoolgirl aims to raise £1,000 for Little Princess Trust by losing her beautiful waist-length hair

A caring nine-year-old Chesterfield girl is raising cash for children with cancer by losing her beautiful waist-length hair for the Little Princess Trust.
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Coco Winters, who lives in Newbold and attends Abercrombie Primary School, was motivated to donate her stunning locks after seeing a video of children who have lost their hair while undergoing cancer treatment.

She is now hoping to raise £1,000 by braving the chop and donating her hair to the trust, which provides wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Coco Winters, nine, is to donate her beautiful hair to the Little Princess Trust.Coco Winters, nine, is to donate her beautiful hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Coco Winters, nine, is to donate her beautiful hair to the Little Princess Trust.
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Coco said: “It's really long and needs cutting anyway so I thought about that video and thought it would be a nice and kind thing to cut my hair and donate it to make a wig for a child with no hair.”

Coco, who wants to be a social worker when she grows up, said it felt like the right thing to do and her family has been impressed.

“Everyone thinks that I'm really brave," she said.

"Some of them were a bit shocked that I wanted to do it. My mum was not happy at first. She really loves my long hair and didn't want me to cut it in case I cut it short and then I didn't like it.

“My friends were really shocked and impressed that I'm going to do it too. They said it's a really kind thing to do.”

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Coco’s mum, Liane Winters, said she was proud of her daughter but will miss seeing her with her ‘beautiful’ locks.

Liane said: "She knew that I would be so against the idea of her cutting her hair that she went to my sister Katie, told her, got her to help set up a JustGiving account, posted it on Facebook and then Coco messaged me saying ‘so what would you say about me having my hair cut?’

"She is the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful, caring, selfless girl.

"But she is also incredibly strong willed. When she has her mind set on something she will find a way to achieve her goal.

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"Whether it's learning to roller skate or cutting off her hair, if she wants to do it she will do it!”

To sponsor Coco, visit her JustGiving page.

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