Princess Rapunzel has the big chop and raises £400

Brave five-year-old Millie from Gloucester made a big buzz when she had her lovely long hair cut short to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent.

Princess Rapunzel has the big chop and raises £400

Millie went for her heroic haircut at Blushes in Gloucester. As well as raising money for CLIC Sargent, Millie also donated her fabulous tresses to the Little Princess Trust, who make real-hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.

Millie took part in CLIC Sargent’s Big Buzz campaign, which encourages people to become LifeShavers to support children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.

Millie said: “I’m got my hair cut for CLIC Sargent because I want all children to be happy and healthy, all day every day.

“I felt excited and a little nervous about the big hair cut but very happy that my hair can go to children who need it more than me.

“I know the money is going to a fantastic cause in CLIC Sargent and the hair will help the Little Princess Trust to make more wigs for poorly children.”

So wonderfully brave

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Caroline Marshall said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Millie for being so wonderfully brave and thoughtful by joining the LifeShaver team. You can show your support for Millie by visiting her official JustGiving page.

“Every day 10 children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. Many will lose their hair during treatment and our Big Buzz campaign gives you the chance to show support for them by cutting your hair and raising money for CLIC Sargent.

 “At the moment we can only help two out of three children and young people diagnosed with cancer, we want to reach as many as possible and with your support we can do this.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Caroline Marshall on 0117 311 2655 or email: