Sisters Penny and Merry Masey are to donate their hair to help young people and children undergoing treatment for cancer.

The two from Westhoughton have only ever had a trim but now, the pair will be chopping off their long golden locks for the Little Princess Trust to help them make wigs for children and young people with cancer.

They will undergo the haircut at a special fundraising evening.

Penny, 12, said: “It’s nice to be nice, and if you can help someone at the same time it doubles the niceness.

“Your generous donation and our hair could not only let children and young people gain their confidence and happiness when they need it most, it will change their lives.”

The Bolton News: Merry and Penny Massey having fun dressing up as the Cousin Itt character from the Adams FamilyMerry and Penny Massey having fun dressing up as the Cousin Itt character from the Adams Family (Image: Nicole Massey)Mum Nicole said that she is “extremely proud” of both of them, especially given how long their hair is.

She said: “It’s wonderful they want to help and make others smile.

“Everyone loves their hair, but they want to help raise awareness and raise enough funds to make a wig each.

“They will try and have it cut short in a bob.

“It’s a great way to do something positive and make a difference in someone’s life.”

She says that her children are always willing to do something to help someone, and that they are “helpful kids”.

Nicole added: “We do try to encourage them to do things for charity and help others, but they enjoy it too.”

The Bolton News: Nicole also says that Penny’s karate teacher is keen for her to have her hair cut.

The sisters will be having their hair cut at the Rosehill Tavern in Daisy Hill Westhoughton on November 11 from 6.00pm.

There will be raffles, auctions, music, and plenty of family fun, to help raise as much money as possible.

Their target is £1,100 so that they can obtain one wig each, and the hair will go to the charity, with any additional money going towards any procedures.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as alopecia.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.

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