Stratford girl, nine, raises £1,000 through charity haircut

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 April 2016

Resha Katalia, nine, with her hair for the Little Princess Trust

Resha Katalia, nine, with her hair for the Little Princess Trust


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 during the haircutResha during the haircut

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.

Resha's long hair, which she had cut off for charityResha's long hair, which she had cut off for charity

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.”

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