A big-hearted Mansfield school girl who overcame bullying has donated her flowing auburn locks to charity.
Summer Towers (16) decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.
Summer said: “They do amazing work, and all they can to see one child smile.
“As some real hair wigs can cost up to £2,000 and some parents cannot afford that sort of money, I feel that donating my hair - that is constantly in the way - is the best thing I could do.
“I would like to thank Ellie Stocks for inspiring me to do such an amazing thing.
“As silly as it sounds, my hair means a lot to me. I was bullied at a young age until not long ago for the colour of my hair.
“Now I have become confident with it because I have actually realised people do like it and people do pay a lot to get their hair the same colour as mine. But as soon as I found out that anyone could donate hair to chairty, my mind was made up.”
The big barbering session took place at The Works Hair and Beauty Salon on July 10th and the honours were done by stylist Laura Shillitto.
Supporting Summer throughout the process was Miss Mansfield Grace Turner.
Mum Ann said: “I’m so proud of her! She had beautiful, thick long auburn hair.
“Summer’s father fought leukemia when he was 16. I’ve always believed to have Summer in our lives is a miracle in itself.”
Summer is still collecting donatations, so people can either use this link https://www.justgiving.com/Summer-Towers/
or text SNIP54 to 70070.