Kind Chesterfield schoolgirl loses 'beautiful' waist-length hair for Little Princess Trust
A caring Chesterfield schoolgirl has had 13 inches of her waist-length hair cut off to help children recovering from cancer treatment.
Nine-year-old 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 has now raised almost £1,000 by braving the chop and donating her hair to the trust, which provides wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Coco’s mum, Liane Winters, said: “She cried a little as it was a shock to her to actually see her hair cut off, and so much at once.
"But she did it and she is so close to reaching her target of £1,000. Coco has done incredibly well and we are all so proud of her, especially as she found it a bit more difficult than she was expecting it to be.”
Coco, who wants to be a social worker when she grows up, told us it felt like the right thing to do and her whole family has been impressed – although her mum said she would miss Coco’s ‘beautiful’ long locks.
“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.”
Liane described Coco as the ‘sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful, caring, selfless girl’.
"But she is also incredibly strong willed,” Liane added.
"When she has her mind set on something she will find a way to achieve her goal.”
A spokesperson for the Little Princess Trust said: “When a child loses their hair to cancer or another condition, we'll be there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity. We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever.”
Coco is closing in on her final target, but you can still sponsor her by visiting the Coco’s Big Chop JustGiving page.