The Independent London Newspaper
19th May 2019

Before and after, schoolgirl Lucie has the charity chop to donate hair to cancer patients

    Lucie McNicholas during her haircut

    Published: 2 February, 2017

    WITH a deep breath, 10-year-old Lucie McNicholas saw her locks get the chop on Saturday as she cut off her hair to help a cancer charity.

    The New Journal reported last week how she was determined to donate her locks to the Little Princess charity, which turns hair into wigs for children suffering from cancer. 

    Lucie, who lives in Regent’s Park and goes to St Aloysius School, has raised more than £1,000 in sponsorship to help create a wig, with more contributions still coming in.

    Lucie and mum Catherine before the cut last week

    Her mother Catherine said: “We are all so proud of her. She just read about what Little Princess do and wanted to help. She has already said that she wants to grow her hair back to where it was, so she can cut it off and donate some more.”

    To support her daughter’s efforts, Catherine also faced the scissors at a salon in the West End, swapping her long hair for a bob.

    Further donations can be made at


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