Hair today, gone tomorrow: How eight-year-old helped cancer charity
PUBLISHED: 12:42 04 November 2020
An eight-year-old girl from Doddington who will donate her “very long hair” to charity has tripled her fundraising target, having been inspired by a friend’s cancer treatment.
Effie May, who lost her locks for The Little Princess Trust because her friend Isla Mcnulty received a wig from the charity, set up a fundraising page with the aim of raising £250. However, she has already reached £760.
Her mum, Emma Johnson, said: “As most of my friends know my eight-year-old daughter Effie May has very long hair. In fact it’s never been cut apart from one trim in all that time!
“It seemed a shame to get it all cut off without doing something worthwhile after growing it for so long.
“Effie May’s good friend Isla McNulty recently received a wig from Little Princess Trust. Effie May thought this such a kind gesture and wanted to say thank you to the charity.
Effie May had her hair cut at Tessa’s Hair Design and it was her first time in a hairdressers chair. Tessa also donated the money it would have cost to Effie’s fundraiser.
Effie May said: “I miss my hair but will get used to it. It was for such a good reason and I’m glad I made a difference.”
The Little Princess Trust, founded in memory of 5-year-old Hannah Tarplee, supplies real-hair wigs available, free of charge, to children and young people up to the age of 24, who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.
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