Kind-hearted Leeds girl who vowed to never get haircut set to donate enough for chemotherapy wig

A kind hearted Leeds girl who vowed to never get her haircut again is set to generously donate 12 inches of her hair to be made into a wig for a child going through chemotherapy.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:00 pm

Lexi Theakston, who is just nine-years-old, has been growing her hair for her entire life - only having 'two or three' haircuts since she was born.

She recently vowed to her mother she never wanted it to be cut again.

However, in an incredible gesture, Lexi is now set to have 12 inches of her hair cut off and donated to be made into a wig for a child going through chemotherapy.

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Lexi Theakston

Her mother Robyn told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "She's previously told me she would never be getting it cut.

"Her hair is now so long, she is able to sit on it.

"It takes me almost an hour to wash and dry all of it!

"She came to me recently and said she would like to cut her hair.

Lexi Theakston

"She told me she wanted to cut off a huge 12 inches but only if she could donate it to be made into a wig for a child going through chemotherapy.

"I told her absolutely."

Robyn and Lexi researched the £550 cost for the wig to be made and begun to raise money towards this.

In less than 24 hours, through the generosity of her friends and family, Lexi has raised £400 towards the target.

Robyn added: "She's had this idea all by herself and we are incredibly proud."

Lexi will be getting her hair cut on December 19th.