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Kind-hearted Oasis Academy Pinewood pupil donates her hair to the Little Princess Trust

Kind-hearted Oasis Academy Pinewood pupil donates her hair to the Little Princess Trust

A kind-hearted eight-year-old girl from a local Essex primary school has had her hair cut off by a local hairdresser for charity.

Bushrah Bhatti, a pupil from Oasis Academy Pinewood had an incredible 12 inches chopped off from her locks late last week, on Sunday 1st August.

Following her ‘big chop’, Bushrah has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss, but she needs your help. Bushrah has a goal of raising £500 and she is over 80% of the way there. You can donate via her JustGiving page HERE.

On the youngsters JustGiving page her story reads; “Bushrah has been growing her hair for a while and is now ready to donate her hair for Little Princess Trust. Hair loss especially due to Cancer is very near to our hearts as we have had so many family members go through the pain of this unforgiving disease.”

Bushrah has been a pupil at Oasis Academy Pinewood since 2018 and she has always had long beautiful locks, one teacher said.

Bushrah Bhatti, said; “I’m not sure what made me want to donate my hair, it’s a really nice thing to do, and I just wanted to do it, as it’s all going to an amazing cause.”

“I don’t mind the hair coming off, I am looking forward to seeing it being put to use at the Little Princess Trust. My hair will grow back, and I hope the 12 inches that have come off will help one person with a new wig.”

The Little Princess Trust use hair donations and fundraising monies sent to them by their amazing supporters (just like Bushrah), 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.

Jenni Elliott, Principal at Oasis Academy Pinewood, commented on Bushrah’s kind-hearted gesture saying; “I am unbelievably proud of Bushrah, she has already raised over £400! What a lovely, selfless thing to do for someone else. Not only raising money but providing the hair that will be made into a wig for a person who has lost their own. It is a truly incredible act for someone so young herself. All of us at Pinewood, could not be prouder.”

Daniel Marsh