At just 10-years-old, long-locked Lily-maye showed what a beautiful, big heart she has when she decided to brave the shave; cutting off her long hair to donate it to Little Princess Trust, whilst raising much-needed funds for Momentum Children’s Charity through sponsorship.
“I love my hair so much, but the way I look at it is my hair will grow back whereas the lives that have been lost to cancer will not…. I hope you can help me reach my £600 target.” Wrote Lily-maye on her fundraising page: And reach her target she certainly did! Thanks to lots of generous sponsorship, she managed to raise a phenomenal £1,590
"We are so incredibly touched by Lily-maye’s fundraising. It’s such a special thing for someone so young to do, and the money she has raised can help the families we support in so many ways; whether it’s paying for respite breaks in one of our cabins or funding counselling sessions to talk through worries and fears, Lily-maye has helped to make a real difference.” Sarah, Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Momentum Children’s Charity.
We’re not the only ones moved by her actions, Jessica, Lily-maye’s mum told us “I think I'm the proudest mum on the planet right now. it was such an amazing selfless achievement for Lily-maye and she would do it again in a heartbeat!”
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