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Newark woman has donated 46 inches of hair to Little Princess Trust over the past five years





A girl who used to be a real-life Rapunzel has donated 46 inches of hair to good causes over the past five years.

Kim Lambert, of Newark, first donated hair in May 2019 and followed that up with further donations in 2021 and again this month, all in a bid to help the Little Princess Trust.

She is hoping to encourage others with long hair to consider donating it to the cause.

Kim Lambert hair donation
Kim Lambert hair donation

“I am delighted that, for the third time, my hair can be made into a real-hair wig,” said Kim.

In 2019, Kim donated 20 inches of hair, in October 2021 it was 14 inches and this May she donated 12 inches.

That means that, in five years, she has donated a total of 46 inches to the charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

The charity also funds childhood cancer research searching to find finder and more effective treatments.

Kim Lambert hair donation
Kim Lambert hair donation

Kim said: “I decided I wanted to donate it again as it filled me with so much joy thinking about how happy I could make someone.

“My haircut is only temporary and I know it will grow again.

“It is easy to become attached to hair and our appearance, and it is a big part of identity but there are people who don’t have the choice of having hair or not.

“Hair is taken for granted and I have such pride in knowing this act will make such a difference to someone who has sadly lost theirs.”

Before donating her hair for the first time, Kim’s hair was so long that she resembled the famous long-locked fairytale character Rapunzel — but her love of the charity has kept her coming to give it more support.

Kim Lambert hair donation
Kim Lambert hair donation

“I would love to encourage others with long hair to consider doing the same, or growing their hair in pursuit of this,” added Kim.

The charity asks its supporters to keep growing their hair until they are ready to donate at least 12 inches of hair — but they do accept a minimum of seven inches.



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