Clowne youngster inspired by mum's cancer battle to chop off 21 inches of hair for Little Princess Trust
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Alissia Cook wanted to support the charity, which makes wigs for children and young people who have lost their hair due to illness, after hearing about her mum Sheryl’s cancer diagnosis when she was just 11-years-old.
Chemotherapy to treat Sheryl’s rare bone cancer, called ewings sarcoma, caused her to lose her hair but her confidence was restored after she was given a wig from The Little Princess Trust.
Alissia, aged nine, said: “My mum has told me stories about the treatment she had to make her better. She had to have chemotherapy, which made mum lose her hair.
"This amazing charity helped my mum get her confidence back. She got to choose a wig to make her feel happy and pretty again.
"I want to make a little girl feel like that by donating my own hair. If you could donate any sum of money to help this charity and this good cause, it would be greatly appreciated.”
The ‘big chop’ will take place on May 22 at Becky Candy Salon in Clowne.
Alissia has almost smashed half of her £2,000 fundraising target which she is aiming to hit before June.
To donate, visit Alissia’s JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alissia-cook21
It costs £550 for The Little Princess Trust to create a wig. The charity also funds research into childhood cancers, providing £5m worth of grants so far.
For more information about The Little Princess Trust, visit: https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/