Jessica of Heacham’s short cut to beat child cancers

Jessica Parish, of Hunstanton, prior to her haircut. MLNF16EB03901 Photo: ELAINE BIRD ANL-160224-175554001
Jessica Parish, of Hunstanton, prior to her haircut. MLNF16EB03901 Photo: ELAINE BIRD ANL-160224-175554001

Jessica Parish, of Heacham, gets a radical new look when she has her hair chopped to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Inspired by her grandmother, Angie Raines, of the Granary, in Snettisham – an avid fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity – Jess decided to celebrate her 11th birthday in style on Sunday by having 14in cut off her hair.

Jessica said: “I’m having my hair cut because my Nan has raised nearly £12,000 for CLIC Sargent and I want to do something to help, as well as give something back to the children who have lost their hair due to cancer as they don’t have a choice about losing their hair.”

“I am hoping to raise £250 to help children and young people who are coping with cancer and I’m donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust which makes free wigs for children.”

Sponsor her on her Just Giving page (under Laura Dix).

Or visit these locations for sponsor forms: The Granary, Snettisham and The Wash and Tope, Hunstanton.

Jessica’s aunt, Laura Dix said: ‘Everyone in the family has got behind Angie in her bid to fundraise for CLIC Sargent in different ways, and this is another example of that. I’m very proud of my niece,

Jessica for her great idea of this birthday wish, especially as she is not yet 11 years old!

Laura added: “I’m equally as proud of my mum Angie, for setting the bar so high and collectively raising thousands for the charity after her own experience of having cancer: she has inspired us all.”

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager, Daisy Turner said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Jessica for choosing to not only raise money to support children with cancer, but for also choosing to have her hair cut on her birthday!”