Morecambe schoolgirl cuts locks to help others

Lydia Wild before her hair was chopped.
Lydia Wild before her hair was chopped.
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A Morecambe schoolgirl has waved goodbye to her lovely long locks to help other children who have lost theirs to cancer.

Nine year-old Lydia Wild decided to have her long blonde hair cut after discovering the Little Princess Trust charity online.

They provide real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The trust works with a wig supplier from China to help manufacture the real human hair wigs.

Lydia, who lives on Grosvenor Park, immediately wanted to help by donating her hair to others and surprised her grandmother, Lynne Faraday and mum, Daniella Faraday, when she told them of her plans.

Daniella said: “My mum and I were a bit shocked, I don’t think she had heard of it before. I cut it for her but she quickly said to me, ‘What have you done? ‘

After her transformation.

After her transformation.

“My sister, who is a trained hairdresser, straightened it up for her. She is a bit of a tomboy so getting all of her hair chopped off doesn’t 
really phase her.

“It makes me feel really proud that she is thinking of others in this way. It is such a sad thing in life and this brings a bit of happiness 
to some people’s lives.”

Lydia, who goes to Overton St Helen’s Primary School and has three sisters, often forgets about her new short do.

Lydia said: “It feels weird sometimes when I wake up. I forget that I have had it cut off. I thought it would be a nice thing to do.”