Shute girl sheds her locks for charity

Tia with her long hair. Picture: SUBMITTED

Tia with her long hair. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Tia has her long hair cut short to aid other youngsters who have lost all theirs

Tia gets ready for the big cut Picture: SUBMITTED

Tia gets ready for the big cut Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

An eight-year-old Axe Valley youngster has had her long hair cut short to aid a worthy cause.

In 2016 Tia Bowman’s grandma was diagnosed with a lymphoma and started receiving treatment. She was given a super wig which got Tia, of Umborne, Shute, thinking about children her own age who had lost their hair through illness.

And she learnt about The Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults.

Tia was touched by stories of the brave youngsters they help and decided to do some fundraising for the charity and also donate her own hair as well.

Tia with her new short hair. Picture: SUBMITTED

Tia with her new short hair. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant


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She went to Flix Hair Design in Colyton and had 38cm of hair cut off to donate to the charity.

And the hair salon was so impressed with Tia’s selfless act it has been raising additional funds from customers to add to the £450 the youngster has already collected.

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Donations can still be made online at http:mydonate.bt.comfundraiserstia

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