Barkway’s Aimee, 14, has long locks chopped off for good causes

PUBLISHED: 08:30 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:45 11 October 2017

Aimee Plumb got her hair cut at The Hair Boutique in Royston for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Steve Plumb

Aimee Plumb got her hair cut at The Hair Boutique in Royston for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Steve Plumb


A 14-year-old girl from Barkway has grown her hair out for a whole year to get 10 inches chopped off for good causes.

Aimee's hair before the charity chop. Picture: Steve PlumbAimee's hair before the charity chop. Picture: Steve Plumb

Aimee Plumb spoke to her parents Steve and Jo about wanting to fundraise and donate her hair after her grandad had a stroke four years ago and her mum’s friend was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Aimee told the Crow: “I spoke about it at school, and to my parents and told them I was going to do it.

“So many times I wanted to cut it off, but the fact that I could be saving lives by raising this money kept me going.

“I was really nervous but really excited on the day of the cut.”

Aimee, who has a sister Georgia, 18, told all her friends at Freman College in Buntingford about how she was raising money and donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust – which makes real hair wigs for children with cancer.

She also had the support of her teachers, and did presentations in assembly about her fundraising.

She added: “I’m very proud of myself. To have the courage to do this, and to help raise awareness.

“Afterwards I was quite sad because I liked my long hair, but people say they like it short, and that I look very mature.”

Aimee’s parents, who have been married 20 years, have taken on running and cycling challenges for charity as well, so they are very pleased Aimee has taken on fundraising herself.

Her dad Steve said: “We are all proud of Aimee, she literally came down the stairs and told us this is what she wanted to do, and looked it all up herself.

“On the day we went along to watch her get the haircut, with her grandad, and her friend from school.

“She waited patiently for a year, and went through with it. What 14-year-olds do that?

“She has also raised about £400 for Cancer Research and the Stroke Association – we are extremely proud.”

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