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Woman to cut her beautiful golden hair… To make wigs for children with cancer

Ulrike Walker
Ulrike Walker

A Moray woman will lose her golden locks to help create wigs for children left bald by cancer treatment.

Ulrike Walker was moved to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity in tribute to her 18-year-old nephew in Germany – who has battled the illness since birth.

As well as sacrificing her flowing mane for the worthy cause, she is endeavouring to raise as much money as possible.

Mrs Walker is originally from Germany but moved to Elgin with her RAF husband in 2000.

She works at a clothes shop in the town and first became aware of the charity through colleagues there.

She said: “As well as getting the hair, the Little Princess Trust needs money to make the wigs too, and I’m wanting to raise as much as I can.

“Like many people, I have had friends and family suffer from cancer.

“But this is most importantly about my nephew, Kim Marvin, who was born with cancer and recently diagnosed with a brain tumour.

“He has suffered with it so much, and this is a small way of recognising what he has gone through.”

Mrs Walker said that, as he was growing up, her nephew would often be teased for having no hair.

“I would just be so grateful to anybody that can support me in this,” she added.

She plans to get her 12 inches of hair cut off early next month at the Ultimate hairdressers in Elgin.

The Little Princess Trust has given away more than 4,000 wigs made from real hair to sick children over the past decade, but each one costs £350 to make.

Mrs Walker has launched an online donations page at

ww.justgiving.com/ulrike-walker

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