‘I couldn’t say no when it’s for such a good cause’ – Mum’s pride as Stevenage schoolgirl goes under the chop for children’s cancer charity

'Big heart' Amber is always thinking of others.

'Big heart' Amber is always thinking of others. - Credit: Archant

A little girl known as the ‘big heart’ in her family because of her charitable efforts and caring nature has had her long locks cut off to be donated to a children’s cancer charity.

Amber, with mum Stacey Duncan, proudly showing off her charitable donation ready to be sent off to b

Amber, with mum Stacey Duncan, proudly showing off her charitable donation ready to be sent off to be made into a wig for a child undergoing cancer treatment. - Credit: Archant

Amber Duncan, 8, had shown no desire to have her hair cut short until she saw a Youtube video of the Little Princess Trust.

Mum Stacey, 35, from Stevenage, said: “Amber is so caring – at Christmas she donated two charity boxes to the homeless, she is always thinking of others.

She underwent the chop at Lyn Ward’s salon at The Oval.

“I was a little bit nervous for her to go ahead, but it’s her hair and I couldn’t say no when it’s for such a good cause.”

Amber was eager to donate her long hair to children with cancer after watching a video on Youtube.

Amber was eager to donate her long hair to children with cancer after watching a video on Youtube. - Credit: Archant


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Amber – the second youngest of six children – also passed a sponsorship form around her school, The Giles Infants School on Durham Road, and raised £100 for the charity which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. “She told all her friends and teachers and everyone backed her 100 per cent,” Stacey added.

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