Pontefract schoolgirl Imogen is a cut above in hair-raising challenge

Imogen Kaye, 13, at Renegade Hair Studio in Cookridge.
Imogen Kaye, 13, at Renegade Hair Studio in Cookridge.
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A BRAVE teenager from Pontefract has proved she’s a cut above after having 14 inches of her hair chopped off for charity.

Imogen Kaye, 13, underwent the extreme haircut in aid of the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children with cancer.

The King’s School pupil has been growing her hair for the past year in preparation for the fundraiser.

She will now donate the long locks to the charity – along with the £500 she has raised in donations.

Imogen said: “I got the idea from a young woman called Carrie Fletcher who is from the cast of Les Misérables.

“She is cutting her long hair in July 2015. This inspired me to look further into the charity and donate my hair, also to raise further funds for this lovely charity.”

Dad Jamie said: “She was nervous beforehand but it’s all for a good cause.

“I am really proud because it was her idea to do it.

“She is a big Les Misérables fan and she brought it up and pursued it herself.”

Imogen visited the Renegade Hair Studio in Cookridge on Saturday, July 12, to have her haircut, where they cut her hair for free.

To sponsor Imogen, visit www.justgiving.com/imogen-kaye.

To find out more about the Little Princess charity, visit the website at www.littleprincesses.org.uk.

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