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A big hearted 12-year-old has cut 13 inches off her hair to raise money to help children with cancer

17 December 2019
A big hearted 12-year-old has cut 13 inches off her hair to raise money to help children with cancer

Story by student journalists Bella Cousins, Ash Webb, Sam Bressington, Brook Pardoe and Lillie-Ann Bruton.

A big hearted 12-year-old has cut 13 inches off her hair to raise money to help children with cancer - just weeks after sending debugged code to the NASA international space station.

Bella Cousins of Melksham Oak Community School raised money for the Little Princess Cancer charity, by her mum who is a hairdresser at ‘Glow Barbers in Melksham.

The Trowbridge girl is also an aspiring NASA engineer.

Earlier this year the inspirational student was as part of a team of 5 which included fellow student Lillie-Ann Bruton who sent off successful debugged code done in Python at Mead Community Primary School to the NASA international space station.

The photos took every 5 seconds are now proudly framed in Bella’s bedroom.

She said: “I wanted to do this because it helps people with cancer and its nice to help others. I would love to be a NASA engineer.”

Principal Alan Henderson said: “Bella is truly inspirational and we are very proud of her charity raising and her work as a budding NASA engineer.”

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