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Little Phoebe Locke, has her hair cut for charity.

The story as itr appeared in the Manchester Evening News

Little Phoebe Locke is cutting it in the world of fundraising – by having her waist-length hair chopped off.

The 10-year-old opted for a bob after losing 11 inches of her hair to help children suffering from cancer.

Little Phoebe Locke, has her hair cut for charity

She has already raised hundreds of pounds which will be split between Be Child Cancer Aware and the Little Princess Trust, as well as donating her discarded hair so it can be made into wigs.

Phoebe, from Denton, Tameside, was moved to help by family friends Sarah and John Drummond who fought for months to get a cancer diagnosis for their baby son Ted.

Little Phoebe Locke, has her hair cut for charity

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Now six, the Essex youngster is on the road to recovery – but his fight inspired them to found the charity Be Child Cancer Aware to help other parents spot the signs.

Phoebe’s mum, Tiffany, said: “We have followed his journey over the last five years and we also have two friends who were diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

“They lost their hair and she saw the difference having a wig made to them. She has always liked having long hair but she came to us and said she wanted to have it cut to help.

“She is quite a caring little girl but this tells you that she’s growing up to think of something like this. We are extremely proud of her.”

Phoebe, a pupil at
, unveiled her new look after a haircut provided free by staff at The Hot Spot on Ashworth Street, Denton.

She said: “I heard of children who had had cancer and lost all their hair and I wanted to make a difference.”

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