March school girl Leah braves the shave for cancer charity - and her story is set to be used nationally

Leah Connolly had her head shaved for Brave The Shave. Picture: Steve Williams.

Leah Connolly had her head shaved for Brave The Shave. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The story of a 10 year old March school girl who is having her head shaved for charity looks set to be used as part of the national brave the shave publicity campaign.

Westwood School pupil Leah Connolly decided to have her hair shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and at the same time donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust after hearing about the head shave challenge on the radio.

Her mum Tina Webb said: “I haven’t a clue why she decided to do it other than hearing it on the radio and feeling she wanted to help.

“She is adamant she wants her full head of hair shaving off, not just cut short, she is very determined about it.”

After reading about Leah on our newspaper’s online edtion the national offices of Macmillan contacted Leah to ask if they could include her story in their summer campaign.


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Leah’s hair is about 20 inches long which will be sent to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for a child with cancer and in the meantime she hopes to raise money for Macmillan.

She will be having her head shaved on July 20 with the help of hairdresser Charlene Smith.

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In the meantime she is holding a fund raising stall at Manea Gala and is doing a grand raffle with prizes donated by local companies,

If anybody wants a ticket they can contact Tina via Facebook.

To donate visit her Just Giving page.

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