Penarth's Rapunzel set to shed golden locks
Updated 9:03am Thursday 3rd April 2014 in News
PENARTH'S answer to Rapunzel is set to shed her golden locks in aid of charity.
Six-year-old Lili-Mai Barnett is set to have her waist length hair cut down to her shoulders, with her hair donated to the Little Princess Trust and all her sponsorship going towards Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Fairfield Primary School pupil Lili-Mai said that she wanted to raise money for charity and donate her hair to little girls that had lost their hair whilst going through cancer treatment.
The charity Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Mum Emma Barnett, of Shakespeare Avenue, said: "She's been growing it for ages as she wanted to be like Rapunzel. Now she wants to have it cut and for her hair to go to little girls that have lost their hair through cancer treatment."
She added that they were raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research as her grandfather had recently lost his battle with the disease.
"It's a fitting tribute to him as he fought it for six years and finally gave up the fight as it was too much," she said.
"She's brave doing it and I'm very proud of her.
"When she came up with the idea that a little girl should have her hair I couldn't say no."
Lili-Mai is set to have her hair cut at Allen Sadler on April 10, with the hair salon offering their services for free so that as much money can be raised for charity as possible.
Lili-Mai, a member of Penarth Gymnastics Club, added that she was 'excited' about getting her hair cut and was eagerly looking forward to it.
She can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/emma-barnett2