Nicola to donate her locks to help a child with cancer
A NEWLYWED is raising funds for charity by lopping off her locks.
Nicola Campbell will be having her hair cut off today at The Fringe in Newland Avenue to raise money for Victim Support.
She is also giving her hair to another charity to be made into a wig for children with cancer.
Nicola, 23, said: "Instead of giving away my dress, I'm giving away my hair.
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"I've been growing my hair out for four years because I grew it for my wedding.
"I thought, 'I don't need it anymore.'"
She will be having a large chunk of her hair cut off to be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have cancer.
When Nicola heard about the charity, she thought it was a "lovely idea".
Her cousin had Hodgkin's lymphoma last year and lost her hair, so Nicola wanted to help someone going through the same thing.
Nicola will have 8in of her hair cut and will raise money for Victim Support, which gives emotional and practical support to those who have been raped, abused, burgled or intimidated.
Nicola, who regularly volunteers at the charity, said: "I wanted to give some money as well as my time."
She has raised almost £200 for the charity through sponsorship.
Nicola married Samm Campbell, 24, at St Johns Church in Beverley Road on New Year's Eve.
She said her husband was not worried about her new look.
She said: "He knows I'm a bit of a fundraising freak."
Nicola, who also works at the Mail's contact centre, organised an event last March which raised £700 for the Rape Crisis charity.
The Mail's contact centre has had a week of fundraising events in the run-up to Red Nose Day.
When Nicola was thinking of ideas, she found out about the Little Princess Trust.
She said: "The Fringe was the hairdressers I called, because I've had my hair cut there before, and they jumped at the idea."
Salon owner Susan Vargas said The Fringe tries to get involved with charity work.
She said: "We're always willing to get involved for charity and if we're helping by cutting off Nicola's hair, then that's great.
"We support a lot of charities."
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