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Bounds Green teenager donates 17 inches of her own hair for chemotherapy wigs

Megan Moloney Megan Moloney

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
6:30 AM

A selfless teenager had 17 inches of her luscious locks lopped off to donate to a charity that makes wigs for children suffering from cancer.

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Megan Moloney, of Bounds Green, has spent five years growing her hair and was so proud of her precious mane she rarely tied it back.

But the 15-year-old was determined to go for the chop after hearing about The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs for youngsters who have lost their own through chemotherapy treatment.

She had enough hair cut off to be able to donate four 17-inch plaits - enough to make one wig with some left over to go towards a second.

“Having a short bob has taken a bit of getting used to,” said Megan. “But knowing that I’ve been able to help make the life of a child who is going through a really difficult time a little bit better makes it more than worth it to me.

“Some people have even said short hair suits me better, but I think I’ll probably grow it back again.”

It costs the charity £350 to make each wig, so Megan has also been busy fundraising, putting out appeals on Facebook and calling on support from her friends and family. She has smashed her £1,400 target, with donations still coming in.

The schoolgirl added: “I’m so grateful to everyone who sponsored me. We were aiming to raise enough to make one wig - I can’t believe we raised enough for four.”

To donate to Megan’s appeal visit justgiving.com/Megan-Moloney

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