A kind-hearted twelve-year-old girl from a local Sheffield secondary school has had her hair cut off at a salon for charity.
Amina Hasan, a student at Oasis Academy Don Valley had 26 inches chopped her locks on Saturday 19th October at Illusionz on Attercliffe Road.
Amina will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss.
Salma Kosar, Amina’s mum, commented on her donation, saying; “I have been maintaining Amina’s hair for all these years and it just starting getting to a point where it’s too long and difficult to manage.
A while back I came across the Little Princess Trust (LPT) on someone’s Facebook page and it stuck with me so I suggested it to Amina and she was happy to go ahead with it. Amina’s nana (maternal grandmother) suffers from brain tumours and an aunt has cancer and the LPT charity seemed fitting. We have raised so much money so far and overwhelmed with the support that Amina is receiving.”
Amina has been a student at Oasis Academy Don Valley since 2015 and has always had long beautiful locks, one teacher said.
Amina, added; “I have been growing my hair for years and it is so long now that I find it hard to maintain. My aunt mentioned if I was to cut my hair then I could donate it to a charity. So me and my mum searched the internet and came across the Little Princess Trust and thought, why not? At first I felt very excited to do it but as the days are getting closer to my haircut, I am feeling quite nervous.”
One of Amina’s friends is very proud of her for doing this for charity, Somaya Masood, said; “I feel very proud of Amina and feel that she is very courageous in cutting her long hair and donating it to those that suffer from hair loss. I am excited to see what she will look like on Monday.”
The Little Princess Trust use hair donations and fundraising monies sent to them by their amazing supporters (just like Amina), to manufacture and fit their real hair wigs. Established in 2006, they have supplied over 8000 wigs to children and young people and invested circa £5 million into ground-breaking childhood cancer research.
Zohaib Hasan, Amina’s father, commented, saying; “We are all very proud of Amina as a family. She loves her hair and has taken a long time for it to get it to this length. We are proud that she has made this decision herself and we are happy to support this charitable cause. I have been campaigning on her behalf in Nottingham/Grantham and already raised over £200”