Bella overcomes fear of scissors to raise cash for charity
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
A NINE-YEAR-OLD from Eggleston who has never had more than a trim, has faced down her fear of scissors and sacrificed her almost one-metre long locks for charity.
Bella Nicholson, who attends Cotherstone Primary School, had more than 20 inches of her hair cut off on Friday, April 26, to give it to the Little Princess Trust.
The trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
Bella’s mum Tracy Gibson said the decision to face the scissors was taken on the spur of the moment the night before. She added: “She has never had a cut before, only a trim, because she has a fear of scissors.”
They decided to support the trust because a family friend suffers from alopecia.
Bella said: “I thought it would be nice to give it to someone who needs it.”
By coincidence the family arrived at Saks hair and beauty salon, in Barnard Castle, to find that a client had cancelled an appointment and stylist Anna-Lisa Stevenson could help her almost immediately.
Simon Folkes, of Saks, said they had quite a few people coming in to have their hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.
He added: “It is a very good cause.”