AFTER chopping her locks for charity, Verity Richards has urged others to consider joining her next time they visit the hairdresser.

Verity donated 17 inches of her own hair to the Little Princess Trust charity, which provides real hair wigs to young people who have lost theirs through cancer.

The charity also helps fund childhood cancer research.

Verity, 22, of Nettlestone, recently moved back to the Island after completing her psychology degree.

She said: "I never thought something as simple as donating my hair could transform a young person's life.

"I could not imagine suffering from hair loss as a child, and feel as though I have taken my long, thick hair for granted."

The minimum length of hair the charity accepts is seven inches. Last year it gave more than 1,200 human hair wigs to children.

Verity said: "When you next get your hair cut, please think about donating and how a real hair wig can be a ray of light at a very difficult time."

For more information, visit the Little Princess Trust website.

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