Virginia, 13, donates her lockdown locks to charity

By Jill Dando News

Big-hearted Virginia has had more than half of her 60cm-long hair cut off to raise money for The Little Princess cancer charity after learning about the devastating disease in school.

Virginia Rulli-Gibbs, a Year 9 student at Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is raising hundreds of pounds for The Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real-hair wigs to children across the UK who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The ambitious and kind-hearted Virginia is passionate to make the world a better place – starting with helping charities. She then aims to embark on a legal career before becoming an MP, then Prime Minister one day.

She said: “I learned about cancer in a school lesson and wanted to do all I could to help people. I have been growing my hair so that I can give it to someone who needs it, through The Little Princess Trust.

“When a child loses their hair to cancer, The Little Princess Trust will be there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity.” 

She added: “I see all that is going wrong in the world and I would love to become Prime Minister to help make a difference.”

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Virginia is an inspiration and deserves full credit for her thoughtfulness and action to help others.”

To support Virginia

The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.

The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust.