A schoolgirl from Liverpool who was bullied as a child after developing alopecia is shaving off her hair for the Little Princess Trust charity.
Aimee Scarth, 16, suffered from alopecia as a young girl and now as a teenager is hoping to raise thousands by removing her locks that go all the way down her back for a short back and sides cut.
The charity launched in 2006 and provides real-hair wigs for cancer patients and alopecia sufferers.
Aimee, who now attends North Liverpool Academy, is hoping her efforts can raise a lot of money for the charity and create publicity for the disease: “I’m getting all my hair cut off so it can be used for wig by the charity.
“When I first started losing my hair, some of the boys and girls at school would bully me because of it. The bullying I got at school wasn’t fair and I hope the wigs that they can make can stop this from happening to other people who have alopecia.
“The Little Princess Trust is a really good charity that do a lot for cancer patients and alopecia sufferers.
“We’ve raised a good amount of money for them so far and we hope a lot of people will attend the event so we can collect even more.”
Aimee’s mum, Kelly Scarth, a 35-year-old housewife, is delighted with what her daughter is doing to raise awareness for the charity: “So far Amy has made really good progress with the money she has raised.
“Many people have shown great support for what she is doing and for the charity so we’re hoping the event will help even more.
“The hair collected will go towards wigs that can be given to people the charity help and it’s great that she wants to do such a selfless thing to help.”
“Aimee’s alopecia was caused by stress and she knows how difficult it can be to deal with at times.
“When she told me about her idea she spoke about how the wigs would help sufferers who feel ‘different’ because of hair loss. “We are all so proud of Amy for this brave thing she is doing. “