Hunstanton’s Keira, donates her hair

Keira O'Brien with her pony tail. MLNF Keira O'Brien hair Photo: townandaroundnet.com ANL-150422-170757001
Keira O'Brien with her pony tail. MLNF Keira O'Brien hair Photo: townandaroundnet.com ANL-150422-170757001

Having heard about the work of the Little Princess Trust and with waist length hair, Keira O’Brien, 15, of Hunstanton, decided to donate her tresses to be made into a wig.

She donated the 17in of hair that had taken six years to grow, and since a minimum length of 7in is needed to make one wig, Keira’s donation could be used to make one long wig or two shorter ones.

Gathering sponsorship to help with the £350 cost of making a wig, Keira was supported by mum and mad Lucy and Derek, brother Derry and Nan Jill Imlach on Wednesday when her hair was re-styled into a long bob.

Owner of Salon 63 Emma Reynolds said: “We are great supporters of the trust and this is the third time we’ve helped someone donate their hair to this amazing organisation.”

In March this year the trust reached the significant milestone of supplying 3,000 real hair wigs to children at no cost to their families.