Stevenage girl marks 12th birthday by lopping off her long locks for cancer charity

Vienna Alpin hair will be used to make wigs for children who are undergoing cancer treatment

Vienna Alpin hair will be used to make wigs for children who are undergoing cancer treatment - Credit: Archant

A 12-year-old girl was inspired to shave her head for charity after seeing her mother’s friend die from cancer.

She had her head shaved on Saturday

She had her head shaved on Saturday - Credit: Archant

Vienna Aplin, who lives in Stevenage, had her head shaved on her twelfth birthday at the Barn Salon, in the Old Town, to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Support.

The Year 7 Marriotts School pupil took on the challenge after seeing her mother’s close friend, Maria Stewart, die from cancer at the age of 46 in 2007.

She said: “I know people who have lost family members to cancer, I especially wanted to do this in memory of our family friend who sadly died.”

Her mum Hannah said: “I’m really proud she did it. She smiled all the way through and was an absolute star.”


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Vienna has already raised £732 for the charity that helps improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

She has donated her hair to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity which will use it to make wigs for children who lose their hair through cancer treatment.

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To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Vienna-Aplin/.

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