Emily, six, loses long locks to help children with cancer
PUBLISHED: 12:28 18 March 2016
A six-year-old girl from Littleham has had her long locks cut off so the hair can be made into wigs for children suffering from cancer.
Some 75 people turned out to offer their support to kind-hearted Emily Davey, of Midway, who decided to carry out the gesture through the Little Princess Trust.
Emily hopes the drastic haircut, and her fundraising, can see a child helped for every year of her young life.
Her locks will make three wigs for youngsters who have lost their hair undergoing cancer treatment.
The cut was held as part of a fundraising coffee morning, with a raffle Emily held on the charity’s behalf at the Open Door Centre.
With donations still coming in, more than £800 has already been made, and Emily’s proud mum Claire says they are hoping to reach the schoolgirl’s £1,000 target.
Claire says this would pay for a further three wigs, reaching Emily’s target of six – a child helped for each year of her life.
Claire said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It was a brilliant event.
“We feel minute compared to the pedestal she should be on.
“We’re so proud, and a lot of people have spoken to us since and said how proud they are of a child doing something as drastic as that at such a young age.
“She’s over the moon with how the day went.
“She’s hoping when it’s grown long again she can do it again.”
Kelly Hosiene, of Headshed, carried out the haircut and town crier Roger Bourgein was on hand to gee up the crowd of up to 75 spectators offering support.
Emily thanked everyone who helped with the event.
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