Rebekah Patis, aged 10, from 2nd Leigh Park GB group, decided that she wanted to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust after hearing about the charity when a girl spoke about her experience of donating hair in a school assembly.
The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who’ve lost their hair through cancer treatments or other conditions, and they also help pay for childhood cancer research projects.
For a year Rebekah has been growing her hair and, during lockdown, it reached the minimum length required, so she decided to give it some more growing time. On Friday 23 October, Rebekah, and her mum Helen, visited a local salon where her hair was prepared in two plaits before being cut off and her hair restyled.
Mum Helen, who is also Team Leader at 2nd Leigh Park, says ‘At the time Rebekah’s hair was cut off she had raised £802, with more coming in since. Rebekah’s been overwhelmed by the amount of money that has been raised. She’s received amazing sponsorship support from her family, friends, and members of Hart Plain Church where she attends church regularly, currently virtually. Rebekah loves her new hair style and can’t wait to show people.’