A nine-year-old Bridlington youngster is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity that helps cancer sufferers.
Delilah Hudson, who attends Bay Primary School, is asking for support for a fundraising event she is taking part in.
During the lockdown, Delilah spent some time doing research after she’d seen a programme on TV about children sometimes losing their hair after treatment for cancer.
She did some further research and came across the charity website – Little Princess Trust – and was excited to discover that some girls, like herself, with very long hair, could help others by actually donating their own hair.
After chatting to her parents, Scott and Stephanie Hudson, Delilah decided that this was something she’d like to do.
She also wanted to raise enough money to enable the charity to make a real hair wig from her own hair.
“I thought she might actually change her mind when she realised how much hair she would need to have cut off,” said her dad, Scott. “But no, she is absolutely adamant she will do this.”
Delilah’s mum, Stephanie added: “We’re very proud of her. She’s having it all cut off and is really looking forward to it – she did all the research herself and just wants to help really.”
Delilah helped her parents to set up a donation page delilahs-chop-for-charityand is hoping that Echo readers would kindly take a look and donate whatever they can afford.
It costs approximately £550 to make each real hair wig and with the restrictions on many fundraising events the charity needs to rapidly replenish funds.
Said Delilah: ’I’m really excited about getting my long hair cut off. It’s a bit scary too because I’ve had it a long time, but I don’t like the thought of other kids not having any hair when I have lots.”
She added: “I want to thank everyone who has sponsored me so far and I’ll be happy to have my picture taken when I’ve finally been able to have my hair cut.”