Normanton girl loses long locks for Little Princess Trust

Jessica Gowland
Jessica Gowland

A seven-year-old girl had her long flowing locks lopped off to help children who have lost their hair due to illness.

Jessica Gowland, of Garth Avenue, Normanton, was inspired to make the cut during a fundraising event at the town’s Black Swan pub, on Castleford Road, last Saturday.

The Normanton Newlands Primary School pupil will donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust so they can make wigs for cancer victims. And the event also raised more than £500 for the charity.

Jessica’s auntie Donna Fletcher, 25, of Lakeside Park, Normanton, said: “It was a great turn out. Local people helped make money by making cupcakes and cookies to sell.

“Gifts were donated for raffle prizes and a cake made for a guess the weight competition by Georgie’s Homebaked Delights.

“We also had a rugby ball signed by Halifax rugby team donated by Antony Tonks.

“Jessica had her hair cut to donate it to the trust so they can use it to make wigs for young children with hair loss conditions.

“She had first seen this on last year’s Children In Need where a young girl had a hair loss condition.

“After it was explained to Jessica that people donated hair to make wigs she was really keen to donate some hair so she could help.”