A FLINTSHIRE woman has challenged herself to help children who are suffering from cancer.

Samantha Magness, from Buckley, has decided to raise £550 and donate 12 inches of her own hair to the Little Princess Trust.

This will allow one wig to be made for a young child who is battling cancer.

She told the Leader: "I've thought about it for a while but I never did it and when we went into lockdown I just thought about it a bit more.

"Even though we are in a pandemic, those children will still suffer and face their cancer battle. I thought this would be a perfect time to donate, especially since my hair has grown quite long.

"I just wanted to do my bit to help.

The Leader:

"There are lots of children and young people who suffer and battle cancer. It affects their self-confidence and esteem.

"I know people who have been through their own personal cancer battle so I just thought it would be a nice thing to do.

"I set the target as £550 as that is how much it costs to make a wig, they don't receive any funding."

Samantha is set to face the chop on July 31.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Samantha-magness