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Schoolgirl cuts hair for hospice

  • Published date
    21/11/2012
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

Cidney Hair Cut lowres 057A schoolgirl who cut off her long locks has raised a staggering £5,900 for a charity which cared for her terminally ill grandmother. Nine-year-old Cidney Miller, of Leicester Road, Barnet, chopped off 29cm of her brown hair on Sunday to say a special thank you to North London Hospice for supporting her grandmother, Melinda Lewis. Cidney, who goes to Lyonsdown School, said: “I was excited but I was a bit nervous at the same time. “My hair’s now just by my ear – it feels a bit weird. My school friends were all pretty gobsmacked but they said it was cool and they were proud of me.” Cidney will donate her hair to Little Princesses, a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. She said: “Grandma used to wear a lot of wigs so I thought this would be a nice thing to do. I think she’d be really proud of me.” Mrs Lewis was cared for by the hospice staff in Woodside Avenue, North Finchley, until she died of bowel cancer five months ago aged 63. Cidney Hair Cut lowres 106Mrs Lewis’ daughter and Cidney’s mum, Nicola Miller, said: “I’m a very proud mummy but a very sad daughter. “I just wish my mum could have been here to see Cidney. She would be very proud.” To add to Cidney’s North London Hospice fund visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CidneyMiller

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