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Ballymena lad loses his locks to raise hundreds of pounds for Little Princess Trust

Ballymena lad, Chris Pope (22) had 16 inches cut off his hair during the week to support The Little Princess Trust while raising hundreds of pounds for the charity.

Chris is fairly well known around Ballymena, having worked in McDonalds and now in Starbucks as he pursues his love of photography, and of course his long hair, the envy of many local ladies, has helped him stand out from the crowd.

Thoughtful Chris made the decision to sacrifice his long locks in an effort to support the Little Princess Trust - a charity that provides free, real hairs wigs to many little princesses who lose their own hair as a result of cancer treatments, or other conditions. As a first for Wellington Barber, the team had to polish up on their plaiting skills! With the help of Steven Brown and Jake O’Connell from The Wellington Barber, over 2 hours was spent plaiting, cutting and styling Chris’ hair, helping him gain a mini-makeover in the process.

Chris is grateful for The Wellington Barber’s help who didn’t charge for their service, but instead donated to The Little Princess Trust.

Many have already donated with over £600 being raised to date - money that will go toward making the cut hair into wigs for little princesses suffering from cancer.

The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers like Chris, as the charity receives no formal funding.

To support Chris’ efforts and help provide more wigs for little princesses, please consider kindly donating at the fundraising page set up by the Ballymena lad.

DONATE HERE: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-pope-chop

You can visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk to find out how you can help the charity give young people back what cancer takes away.

Well done Chris!