Workington girl makes double effort to help wig charity
Last updated at 10:15, Friday, 30 August 2013
A Workington girl has taken a short cut to help charity.
Ashleigh Murphy, 10, of Coniston Close, had seven inches cut off her hair which has gone to a charity that makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss.
Ashleigh was watched by mum Tracy Murphy, 34, grandma Muriel Armstrong, and sister Georgia Weaver, 13, as her hair was clipped to the shoulders at the Tony Marks salon in Finkle Street.
Her hair will go to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig.
Ashleigh, a pupil at St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, has also raised £200 so far in sponsorship towards the cost of wigs.
Mrs Murphy said: “I’m very proud. She’s had her hair long since she was very young but all of a sudden she wanted to cut it short for charity. It is her personality – she always thinks about other people.”
Hairdresser Kerrie Varty gave Ashleigh her haircut for free.
People can donate via http://uk.virgin moneygiving.com/tracymurphy1
First published at 10:11, Friday, 30 August 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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