Perse pupil makes the cut for Little Princess Trust

Cate Blakesley (Year 9) has had a major trim to help the Little Princess Trust.

The Perse pupil had 14 inches of her hair chopped off for the charity, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other illnesses.

Cate said she became aware of the Little Princess Trust after a friend at her previous school grew their hair to donate to the cause.

She said: “During lockdown, my hair was getting really long, but because no one could get their hair cut, I decided to keep growing it specifically to donate my hair. I had it trimmed a few times just to keep it healthy, but eventually it was right down my back.”

“It was quite weird and quite emotional when I had it cut, but it feels really good to be able to do something to help young people who aren’t very well and are having to go through lots of treatment.”

Cate has raised almost £3,000 in sponsorship for the Little Princess Trust, well above her original target of £600.

She said: “It’s way more than I expected, but it’s great that so many people have been really generous.”

To donate to Cate’s appeal, click here.


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