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Journalism student’s hair to be made into wigs for sick children

El WarrenA journalism student is set to donate a foot of her hair to help make wigs for sick children.

El Warren will have her hair cut off in aid of the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have partially or fully lost their hair to chemotherapy treatment.

El, 19, is currently study on the National Council for the Training of Journalists-accredited course at Cornwall College.

She was inspired to make the gesture after a work colleague underwent chemotherapy.

El, from Penzance, said: “My work colleague Caron is undergoing chemo at the moment and I have been inspired by her brave approach and attitude.

“This is for her and anyone else going through the same thing.”

El is also hoping to raise £200 for the charity, and is so far more than half way to her target.

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  • February 27, 2017 at 10:05 am

    12″ of hair to be exact. So not quite ‘her hair cut off’. Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, one of my first lessons when training.

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  • February 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Dave S, what’s your point? Or has the article been edited since you commented?

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  • February 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    It’s a nice gesture, but given these ‘hair-cut’ stories have become a staple of every regional paper, I wondered how much hair they actually need/use (compared to just needing the money).

    ‘FAQs Will my hair definitely be used by the Little Princess Trust and for a child?

    ‘ We are unable to guarantee that your hair will be used. It is not our decision, but that of the professional wig manufacturer in China. ‘

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