‘It’s all I have to give’: Inspirational youngster donates hair to charity for second time in a row

An inspiring 18-year-old apprentice carer has had her hair cut to raise money for a charity which provides wigs for children fighting cancer and hair loss conditions.

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Georgia, from mhs homes‘ Endeavour Foyer, said she wanted to “do something to hopefully change a child’s life” and chose to donate seven inches of her brunette locks to The Little Princess Trust.

They provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland, who’ve lost their hair through cancer treatment or other hair loss conditions.

Georgia’s Nan passed away five years ago through cancer and she had another family-friend who has gone through chemotherapy.

“I wanted to do this because I’ve had a close friend lose their hair”, she added.

It’s been a difficult few years for Georgia, who had a tough upbringing and found herself living with various friends and family.

“I’ve been through a lot but what I’ve been through will not define me, so I will carry on doing what I do, moving forward” she said.

Her life was transformed when she moved into a supported living foyer, provided by mhs homes, in December last year.

The foyer is primarily geared towards meeting the needs of vulnerable young people who are homeless or who have left care. It provides safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation for people aged between 16 and 25.

Georgia is determined to continue donating her hair, year after year, because it’s the one thing she has to give.

“I don’t have money that I can give away, so my hair is the next best thing”, Georgia said.

Her support worker, Sandra said: “It’s such a kind gesture and Georgia should be very proud of herself. I’m so pleased Georgia found the courage to share her story about her hair and mhs homes – it’s an inspiration to others”.

A spokesperson from the Little Princess Trust said: “We are delighted to hear that Georgia has cut her hair and donate it to us.

“It’s such a brave decision to cut off a lot of hair but we are hugely grateful as we can use Georgia’s donated locks to make real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair. Receiving a wig has a profoundly positive effect on those we assist. Thank you Georgia, and thank you to all of Georgia’s supporters.”

Georgia has just left college and is about to start a Level 3 Support Worker Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and hoping to become a carer to help others.

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