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Seven-year-old Fil-Brit girl donates hair for charity

Rapha Torres
Rapha Torres

A seven-year-old Filipino-British girl from Ashington, United Kingdom had her hair chopped for a cause.

Rapha Torres, a Year 2 student at St. Aidan’s Roman Catholic School in England has always been adored for her long silky hair.  Last November 22, she finally decided to have her hair cut to the shortest length when she learned she could donate it to Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real-hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Rapha is also a sports enthusiast who does karate and swimming. 

She joined her first marathon this year at the Great North Run in Newcastle, England, and intends to join again next year for the charity of her choice. 

“She is really such a sweet and compassionate person” says her mom who is a nurse and a freelance writer in the U.K.

Raised in a Christian family, Rapha and her older brother have been active in church and charity events such as Operation Christmas Child, donating shoe boxes filled with toys sent all over the world in Jesus’ name to give joy  to less fortunate children.

She plans to grow her hair long enough again to be donated for charity and encourages her classmates and friends to do the same. —LBG, GMA News