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Hair donation inspired by sister's illness

Malvern Editorial 17th Dec, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A MALVERN teen had her long hair cut off for charity after watching her sister go through cancer.

Natasha Gover grew her hair for over a year so it was long enough to donate to charity Little Princess Trust, which provides free real-hair wigs to children who have lost their hair.

The 16-year-old was moved to take part after her older sister Kirsten, now 18, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. Luckily she did not lose her hair but the experience made Natasha keen to help the charity.

Her mom Karen told the Observer: “Her first thought was if children lost their hair through things like that she wanted to do what she could to help out.

“On the day she was a bit nervous but excited too as it was going to a good cause.

“We think she’s amazing for what she did and we are very proud of her.”

A spokeswoman for Pure Hair Design, where Natasha had her haircut, said: “The Little Princess Trust can only accept hair longer than 7in or 17cm so once she’d made her decision Natasha still had to wait a whole year to grow her hair long enough for her to get it cut.

“The Pure Hair at pHd team were delighted to help Natasha with this wonderful donation. In line with the charity’s requirements they plaited her beautiful hair before snipping it off, then got down to styling a neat and on-trend bob.

“At pHd Malvern we think that Natasha has gone from being inspired to being an inspiration.”

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