Emily, six, loses long locks to help children with cancer

PUBLISHED: 12:28 18 March 2016

Emily Davey has her hair cut in aid of the Little Princess Trust. Emily with her proud mum Clare and Kelly Hosiene of Headshed barbers. Ref exe 11-16AW 0721. Picture: Alex Walton

Emily Davey has her hair cut in aid of the Little Princess Trust. Emily with her proud mum Clare and Kelly Hosiene of Headshed barbers. Ref exe 11-16AW 0721. Picture: Alex Walton

Archant

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal