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Glasgow Teenagers Donate Hair to Cancer Charity

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment. Twin sisters, Kayley and Courtney Forsyth from the Springboig congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glasgow knew they wanted to donate some of their hair to the charity - around 22 inches.  Jennie McGregor, a hair stylist from Cumbernauld, volunteered her skills and helped the twins celebrate their 17th birthday by cutting their long locks.  

Another friend, Rhona McLaughlin from Glasgow, joined in the festivities and had about ten inches of her own hair cut to donate.   Human hair grows about a half an inch each month so it will take the girls roughly two years to grow back the hari they donated.  The Trust can use clean, dry hair that is over 7'/17cm in length to have wigs made for young cancer patients.

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