On Tuesday 21 February, Kyla Burton, Year 10, had 10 inches of her hair cut in front of the whole school. Local hairdresser, Dean Goodwin-Evans, from Lily Mabel in Market Bosworth, kindly agreed to make the cut, which has to follow strict guidelines so the hair is fit for purpose. The hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs from real hair for children who are suffering from cancer. The fact that the wigs are made from real hair allows the children to straighten and style the hair almost as if it was their own.The wigs are given to the children free of charge and cost around £250 each to make. The school held a non-uniform day the following day to raise money for the charity in support of Kyla’s inspirational act and, when added to the total raised by family andfriends already, the total amount raised will be £1200. The Little Princess Trust has recently extended its mission to include, when funds allow, the provision of financial assistance for research into the causes of childhood cancers and into minimising the effects of chemotherapy in children. To make one wig, the charity needs 6 donations of a similar amount. Kyla was inspired to donate by one of her idols, the West End star, Carrie Hope Fletcher, who also donated her hair to charity. It has taken four years to grow it to the length she wanted to be able to donate. Kyla said, “I’m really excited to be able to part of such an amazing charity. The wigs theyprovide have a huge impact on the lives of children who need all the support they can get, give them confidence and help them feel good about themselves.”Kyla, we simply couldn’t be prouder of you!