Saturday, 13 August 2022

Pupil to cut her hair for wig charity

A GIRL from Sonning Common will cut her hair off for charity

A GIRL from Sonning Common will cut her hair off for charity.

Frankie Kempster, eight, of Ashford Avenue, will donate it to the Little Princess Trust where it will be used to make into wigs for children who suffer from hair loss.

She will have the cut done by Lynda Parker, owner of Rudi Kartal hair salon in Duke Street, Henley, on December 2.

Her hair currently goes down to her waist but will be cut in a short bob style. It is believed that her hair could make as many as three wigs for the charity.

As well as donating her hair Frankie, who goes to Sonning Common Primary School, is donating money to the hair charity and the Dyslexia Research Trust.

The money raised will be split equally between the two charities.

Frankie’s mum Linda Clark, 48, who works at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed, said: “We were talking one day and I said â??if you keep growing your hair you’ll have enough for a wig’.

“She said she wanted to grow it really long and give it to people who need it. We looked up the charity and decided to do it.

“Then when she decided to do something for charity she would give some money to Dyslexia Research as she’s been going to their centre in Reading. She wanted to raise money for the centre because they’ve helped her so much.

“She thought some money raised should go to them and that’s something she’s quite passionate about. That’s why she wants to go to both clauses.”

She added: “We’ve decided to wait until December to have it cut so her hair is longer. I haven’t measured her hair but it reaches past her bottom and she’s tall.”

Mrs Kempster also thanked Ms Parker for offering her time to do the cut and Lucy Ogston for helping to promote the fund-raising.

Ms Parker, who has terminal cancer, said she was happy to cut Frankie’s hair, saying: “Having cancer, I know what it feels like. It’s important if a little girl wants to do it and we will make her look glamourous afterwards. I’m really looking forward to doing it.”

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