29 Oct 2015

Charlie gets his hair cut

 Charlie gets his hair cut

The big day finally arrived and schoolboy fundraiser Charlie Marsden has chopped off his locks for charity.

Charlie defied playground bullies to complete the challenge and received more than £3,000 for the Little Princess Trust a charity that provides real hair wigs for children with hair loss due to cancer treatments.

His hair is on its way to the charity, and with the funds raised, will help make eight wigs for poorly children.

Onwards and upwards

Proud mum Jillian said of the memorable day: “It went very well. Charlie was so calm but I was a nervous wreck!”

Charlie was inspired to help children dealing with hair loss as he loved his long mane and couldn’t imagine having no hair. He is now planning on growing his tresses again and making more donations to the Little Princess Trust.

An amazing effort

The charity has been thrilled with his efforts as Monica Glass, charity manager, confirms:

“What an amazing effort! In addition to Charlie's wonderful donation of hair, he has also raised money. Thanks to his kind and generous supporters, he has raised enough for the charity to purchase a further eight wigs for children that have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy or as a result of illness. What a marvellous young man, I love his new look!”

By using MyDonate Charlie has chosen a fundraising platform which doesn’t charge commission fees making sure an extra £115 reaches the charity.

Monica says: “Every penny does count for us. The £115 would be put towards another wig for another child or it is enough for us to send out 130 of our fundraising packs to supporters - who knows where that might lead!”

You can donate to Charlie at his BT MyDonate fundraising page and read our stories following Charlie’s journey on MyDonate news.

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