Local Mum and Nursery Partnership Raises Over £700 for Charity
Local mum, Francesca Paffett, in partnership with nursery The Butterfly Patch, has raised over £700 for The Little Princess Trust in addition to donating her hair.
The Butterfly Patch nurseries hosted Crazy Hair Day across its locations in mid-November to help Francesca raise the funds, which raised over £350.
The Little Princess Trust is a charity which provides wigs to children with cancer to restore their confidence and identity.
Francesca said: “During Lockdown most of us were forced into not having our hair cut and that is where my growing hair for The Little Princess Trust journey began.
“The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides nearly 2,000 wigs each year and is also one of the most significant charity funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.
“I, myself suffered from hair loss at the age of 15 during my recovery from Peritonitis which resulted in me losing 60-70% of my hair. At the time of losing my hair, I was fortunate that I had a lot of hair to start with and was able to be put on medication which I responded to immediately. This slowed down the hair loss and other symptoms.
“But I still remember the confidence I lost having my hair fall out and particularly when the hair growth was obvious. Being a teenager, the last thing you want to feel is different!
“Now as an adult, I consider myself very lucky that I responded to medication and that my hair did grow back - so if I can help the charity by giving just one person a smile after the difficult journey they are on then, it’s made it all worth it and more!”.
A spokesperson for the nursery said: “We’re thrilled to support Frankie in this fundraising journey.
“It’s a fantastic cause and we’re so grateful for everyone that participated in the online fundraiser as well as Crazy Hair Day within the nurseries”.
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