Claire has a short cut to helping charity

Claire Power
Claire Power

A Linslade mum is going for the big chop on Friday to help young cancer victims rebuild their lives.

Claire Power has spent the last 16 years growing her hair but now it’s coming off for a very good cause.

She’s hoping her efforts will encourage others who don’t have to go for a drastic shave to make a difference in the lives of children struggling to come to terms with life threatening illness.

Claire, of Rowley Furrows, is campaigning for the Little Princess Trust, which helps children overcome cancer and conditions such as alopecia, by giving them, for free, £350 real hair wigs, which have been created from donations of hair.

On Friday Claire, a mum of one, is going to Sculptors, in Lake Street, to have about eight-inches cut off her hair.

“You don’t have to go for a full head shave to help out the charity,” said Claire. “They are grateful for any donations that would be suitable for making into wigs for children.

“Some of these youngsters lose all their hair when they have cancer treatment and the wigs help them have a bit more confidence about themselves.”

To sponsor Claire go to or just text giving code CLPO50 to 70070.

For more information about the charity go to