Taunton student plans hair-raising fundraiser for Little Princess Trust

Somerset County Gazette: Phoebe before the big cut for the Little Princess Trust fundraiser Phoebe before the big cut for the Little Princess Trust fundraiser

A TAUNTON college student will have a hair-raising experience when she embarks on her charity fundraiser for children.

Phoebe Tootill will cut a large amount of her hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust – a children’s charity who make real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss.

The 17-year-old, who currently studies at Richard Huish College, is due to have her fundraising haircut on Wednesday June 4 and is urging people to donate to her sponsor page.

Phoebe said: “I have a lot of hair and I thought it would be a good way to raise money by cutting it off. I did a lot of research and found out about Little Princess Trust, so I felt they were best suited to raise money for.

“I’m not cutting all of it off; they take about 10 inches of hair to make the wigs. I’ve raised £80 so far, I haven’t really set a target but I’d like to raise £100. My friends don’t want me to cut it and everyone at college seems to be fond of my hair.”

If you would like to sponsor Phoebe for her hair fundraiser then visit her sponsor page at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/phoebetootill1.

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