8 year old to donate hair to charity in memory of uncle

Nicole Ireland and her uncle Paul Watson
Nicole Ireland and her uncle Paul Watson

An eight-year-old girl will have her hair cut and donated to charity in memory of her uncle who died from cancer earlier this year.

Nicole Ireland will donate 8 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment, in memory of her uncle Paul Watson who died of lung cancer.

The schoolgirl is also using her haircut to fundraise for the charity and Marie Curie.

Diane Ireland, Nicole’s mum, said: “It was all her own idea.

“When my brother-in-law Paul was ill he had a lot of help from Macmillan and local nurses and Marie Curie but she had also learned about Marie Curie in school so she chose them.”

Nicole will get the 8 inches cut off her hair on Saturday April 2 and will donate it to The Little Princess Trust and will also donate all the money raised between the two chosen charities.

To donate to Nicole’s cause visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/someonespecial/nicole