A teenager is to lose her most prized ‘possession’ to help those in need when she has her long locks cut off for charity on Tuesday.
Becky Walker, 16, of Horncastle Road, Boston, is set have her head shaved at 2pm, in Asda, to donate to the Little Princess Trust - which makes wigs for boys and girls who have lost their hair to cancer.
Undaunted by the prospect, she said: “I’m feeling really excited, I’m a bit nervous to find out what I’ll look like after but otherwise I’m really excited.
“When I first heard about it, it really appealed to me - I thought it’s really kind what they do, giving your hair to someone who’s going to benefit from it. My hair will grow back, but theirs won’t.”
Becky, who is hoping to take up a career in hair and beauty and go to college to study it, currently has shoulder length hair but spends at least an hour every morning working on it.
Mum Jo said: “She’s like loads of teen girls who spend hours doing their hair.
“But she feels very passionately about helping somebody else and show that hair isn’t really that important.”
Becky has been aided in her endeavour by Fonz’s Barber Shop in Boston.
She has raised more than £500 so far. To donate to Becky people can visit her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Becky-Walker2