Stratford girl, nine, raises £1,000 through charity haircut
PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 April 2016
A kind-hearted nine-year-old has raised more than £1,000 after having her hair cut and donated to the Little Princess Trust.
Resha Katalia, who lives in Heyworth Road, Stratford, gave her long hair to the charity, which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through illness.
“I wanted to do it because I saw that Jessie J had her hair cut and I thought it would be good if someone younger did it as well,” said Resha.
“I like my short hair as it makes me look like the girl from Doctor Who. Some of my friends said I shouldn’t have it cut but I’m glad I did.”
The Maryland Primary School pupil visited Blue Tit salon in East Village on Sunday, the day before her birthday – meaning she had her new “do” ready for her party.
Proud mum Bina said she was a little worried when Resha first asked about having her hair cut for charity.
“She’s such a girly girl, she loves doing different hairstyles,” she said. “We talked to her about it but she really wanted to do it.
“She’s raised a lot of awareness as well, which is great.”
Visit justgiving.com/Bina-Katalia to make a donation.
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