Hair today – gone tomorrow

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School with the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School with the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

When Emma Denton was just five years-old she took the selfless decision to cut off her long auburn hair so another little girl in need could have a real wig.

It’s taken nearly two years for her hair to grow back to its original length but rather than enjoy her long locks the generous Merley First School pupil has decided to do it all over again – and this time she had the support of her whole school.

Emma’s hair donation to the Little Princess Trust charity was carried out in front of her fellow school children.

And to mark the occasion every child at Merley First School turned up at school dressed as royalty in return for a donation to the Trust.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School cutting the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School cutting the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

Explaining why she decided to have her tresses donated for a second time, Emma said: “Last time I did it with my mum and this time I wanted to do it on my own and I’m a Brownie and Brownies stick to the Brownie promise.​

“I also really wanted to help children who don’t have hair.”

The Little Princess Trust makes wigs and hair pieces for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment, alopecia and other illnesses.

It also needs to raise funds to cover the cost of making the wigs, with each wig costing around £350.

The little princes and princesses of Merley have so far raised £280 to go with Emma’s very generous donation of her hair.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School with the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School with the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation.

Headteacher of Merley First School, Jane Phillips, said: “We were delighted to get behind Emma’s generous donation to The Princess Trust.

“She is an incredible little girl with a very big heart. To donate her hair twice by the age of seven shows just what a caring nature she has.

“Everyone at the school is so very proud of her and her choice to support a charity that helps so many other young children.”

Anyone who would like to donate towards Emma’s hair donation can go uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Jo_Denton

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School before cutting the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation. Pictured with little brother Samuel.

Seven year old Emma Denton of Merley First School before cutting the hair she will donate to the Little Princess Trust after spending two years growing it back after her previous donation. Pictured with little brother Samuel.

Merley First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, St John’s First School, Hayeswood First School, St Michael’s Middle School and Witchampton First School.

WAT was formed in March 2015.

All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.

 

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