A kind-hearted eleven-year-old girl from a local Romford primary school has had her hair cut off at Colley Rowe Inn, Weatherspoons for charity.
Lily-May Warner, a student at Oasis Academy Pinewood had an incredible 44 centimetres chopped from her locks on Friday 11th October 2019.
Lily-May will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss.
Esther Hammans, Lily-May’s mum, commented on her donation, saying:
“I am very proud of Lily-May this journey has given her a beautiful confidence as she was a very shy quiet young lady. I am so very proud of her, she is very humble in character and she is already growing her hair to cut again in the near future.”
“I have been growing my hair since year 2 (now in year 6). I have grown my hair to make somebody feel more confident by providing them with a wig, I hoped to raise £550 which is the cost to roughly make one wig. I was supported far greater than I imagined, and in total I raised a huge £1610.00.
“I am very happy to have made a huge donation of hair and money to this charity. I am proud to have started my journey in helping a great charity. Charity’s always need support and I hope other adults and children see my story and get fundraising for a charity to make a difference, lets help people feel good and confident, let’s be kind to each other.”
The Little Princess Trust use hair donations and fundraising monies sent to them by their amazing supporters (just like Lily-May), to manufacture and fit their real hair wigs. Established in 2006, they have supplied over 8000 wigs to children and young people and invested circa £5 million into ground-breaking childhood cancer research.