11 February 2019
8-year-old girl cuts hair to raise money for Greenhill Manor Care Home
An eight-year-old girl from Merthyr Tydfil recently cut off half the length of her hair so that she could donate it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults who have lost their own hair.
Lois Wamsley approached her parents with the idea to cut her then 28-inch hair to donate to the charity and also decided to raise funds for both the Alzheimer’s Society and Greenhill Manor, our care home in Merthyr Tydfil, where both her father and grandmother work.
With raffles, cake sales and the support of Greenhill Manor, local schools and shops, Lois managed to raise a whopping £1,254 and donated 14 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust.
Lifestyles Team Leader at Greenhill Manor Care Home, Amanda Francis said: “Lois is a role model to not only the younger generation but across all age groups. What she has achieved is incredible and she should be very proud of herself for acting in a remarkable selfless way to help others.”
Lois said: “I wanted to help the children who have lost their hair because they are not well, it made me sad when I heard about it. I wanted to cheer them up by helping them by giving some of my own hair.”
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