Hair cut off to make wigs for cancer kids

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SEVEN-year-old former Hucknall girl ISOBEL DISNEY-SCOTT has proved a cut above the rest when it comes to thinking of children less fortunate than herself.

Known as Izzy, she has had her long brown hair cropped into a bob at the Hair XS salon on Trent Drive, Hucknall.

She has sent her tresses to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair because of cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Izzy attends the Hucknall-based Sarah Adamson School of Dancing, which has just presented its annual show, ‘A Chance To Dance’, at Mansfield Palace Theatre.

Her mum, Becky, said: “I would not let Izzy have her hair cut short until after the show.”

It costs the trust £350 to make the hair into a wig and Izzy has raised £20 above this amount through sponsorship for her big haircut, which meant lopping off about nine inches.

Izzy, of Albert Avenue in Nuthall, used to live on Private Road, Hucknall. Her grandma, Madeline Scott, is still a Hucknall resident.

A spokeswoman for the trust said: “For any parent, discovering your child has cancer or leukaemia is devastating. The trauma for both parent and child can be increased by worrying about the side effects of treatment, particularly hair loss.”

n OUR PHOTO shows Izzy with well-known Hair XS stylist Tanya Hennessey after the haircut