2 years ago a close family friend was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of 2! This was a shock to us all and we tried to think of things we could do to help.
I registered as a blood & bone marrow donor and Lydia then aged 7 decided that she would grow her hair to donate to The Little Princess trust. They are a charity that make real hair wigs for children in the UK that have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment. Last week Lydia decided it was time for the big chop. We hadn't thought about collecting donations until people started asking where they could donate. So yesterday we set up a just giving page to raise funds for the charity, PACT (Parents association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia). They support families of children being treated for cancer or leukaemia at Sheffields children's hospital by providing accommodation close by. They also have 2 holiday caravans, one in Filey and one in Berwick on Tweed and organising trips and treats for the children. We are already at £330. We are so incredibly proud of Lydia for doing such a lovely thing and are all overwhelmed by the wonderful comments we have received from people. We thought it would be lovely to share her story.
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