Student Meggie Chapman decided to have a haircut when she joined Worthing High School in September.
But this was more than an ordinary trim – it would see long lengths of hair trimmed and hundreds of pounds raised for charity.
Mum Janey Chapman said she had been finding it more and more difficult to braid Meggie’s hair due to osteoarthritis in her hands.
“She researched The Little Princess Trust, who makes wigs for sick children with cancer, and decided that she wanted to have her hair cut for a good cause.
“On her JustGiving page, she set herself a target of £500, which she passed and raised a total of £656.77.”
Hairdresser Chrissie-Louise Campbell, a family friend, did the haircut at The Richard Cobden pub, where landlord Steve Walker hosted a fabulous event on Sunday.
“Meggie is very well known there and all the customers have watched her hair grow over the years,” explained Janey.
“We believe that over the weeks leading up and on the day, the regulars have donated in excess of £500.
“Chrissie-Louise had the hard task of cutting the hair and she was certainly nervous but she did a fantastic job and we are very pleased with the outcome. Meggie’s four plaits are now on their way to the charity in Shoreham.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1 Make our website your homepage at www.worthingherald.co.uk
2 Like our Facebook page at Worthing Herald
3 Follow us on Twitter @Worthing_Herald
4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Worthing Herald - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.