Bassingbourn schoolgirl’s charity chop for Little Princess Trust

PUBLISHED: 13:36 30 June 2017

Teacher Miss Pena and headteacher Mrs Schofield with Edie, 8, holding her plaits ready to give to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny Loo

Teacher Miss Pena and headteacher Mrs Schofield with Edie, 8, holding her plaits ready to give to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny Loo

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A Bassingbourn Community Primary School pupil has finally had her hair cut after growing it out for two long years so it could be donated to a children’s cancer charity.

Bassingbourn Primary School teacher Miss Pena, pupil Edie Auckland, 8 and headteacher Mrs Schofield cut off Edie's pony tails for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny LooBassingbourn Primary School teacher Miss Pena, pupil Edie Auckland, 8 and headteacher Mrs Schofield cut off Edie's pony tails for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny Loo

A Bassingbourn Community Primary School pupil has finally had her hair cut after growing it out for two long years so it could be donated to a children’s cancer charity.

Edie Auckland made the decision to donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust after hearing stories about others doing the same.

Bassingbourn Primary School teacher Miss Pena, pupil Edie Auckland, 8 and headteacher Mrs Schofield cut off Edie's pony tails for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny LooBassingbourn Primary School teacher Miss Pena, pupil Edie Auckland, 8 and headteacher Mrs Schofield cut off Edie's pony tails for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny Loo

So they told the eight-year-old’s teachers at the school in Brook Road, who said they could assist her effort by cutting her hair in an assembly in front of the school, her mum Anna, dad Simon and brothers Joe, 10, and seven-year-old Stanley.

Mum Anna said: “I’m extremely proud of Edie, to be growing your hair for two years with the intention of cutting it off to give it to another child is amazing.

The Auckland family (L-R) Joe, 10, Simon, Edie, 8, Stanley, 7 and Anna Auckland with Edie's hair which she cut off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny LooThe Auckland family (L-R) Joe, 10, Simon, Edie, 8, Stanley, 7 and Anna Auckland with Edie's hair which she cut off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Danny Loo

“She was absolutely fine in the assembly when Mrs Schofield and Miss Pena cut off her 9-inch plaits, because when Edie puts her mind to something she does it.”

Part of Edie’s effort was to raise money to make the wig – which could cost as much as £500 – and she’s now amassed more than £900 on her justgiving.com/ediesbigcharityhaircut page.

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