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Nine-year-old girl prepares to chop off her long locks in aid of North London Hospice
A schoolgirl is cutting off her long locks to raise money for a charity which supported her terminally ill grandmother.
Nine-year-old Cidney Miller, of Leicester Road, Barnet, will have her brown hair cut to a short bob to say a special thank you to North London Hopsice for taking care of her grandmother, Melinda Lewis.
Cidney’s grandmother was cared for by the hospice staff in Woodside Avenue, North Finchley, until she died of bowel cancer four months ago aged 63.
Cidney, who goes to Lyonsdown School, said: “Grandma was still alive when I told her I wanted to cut my hair off. She cried. She would have been very proud.”
Despite initially setting out to raise £500, Cidney has exceeded her expectations and has already raised more than £4,000. She now hopes to raise a total of £5,000 before she has her hair cut on Sunday, November 18.
Cidney will donate her hair to Little Princesses, a charity which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Cidney, who is a keen ballet dancer, said: “Grandma used to have a lot of wigs and so I thought a child with cancer could use one too.
“I like the idea of getting my hair cut off because it’s for a good cause.”
Cidney’s mum, Nicola Miller, said: “We’re all very proud of her. It’s amazing how people are getting behind her.”
To sponsor Cidney visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CidneyMiller