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Isabelle makes a hair raising donation

A young girl from Ossett has helped to raise over £600 for the neo natal unit at her local hospital by cutting off her hair, which will now be used to make wigs for children who have lost theirs.

Seven year old Isabelle Moore was the main attraction at a fun day organised by her family and friends to raise money for the unit that looks after poorly and premature babies at Dewsbury Hospital.

“I wanted to do something that would raise money and help other children,” said Isabelle, “so I grew my hair and then asked people to sponsor me to have it cut off. I really don’t miss it as I like having shorter hair.”

Isabelle’s hair will now be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Julie Tams, Healthcare Assistant at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, who accepted the donation, said: ”What an amazing little girl Isabelle is. There aren’t many her age who would so selflessly cut off their hair! We’re really grateful for every donation we get and the money the families have raised will go towards buying new equipment for the neo-natal unit.”