‘Overwhelming’ support for Molly’s haircut for cancer

HAIR YOU GO Molly Dyson had seven inches of her hair cut off in aid of charity
HAIR YOU GO Molly Dyson had seven inches of her hair cut off in aid of charity
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CARING 10-year-old Molly Dyson has donated her own hair to be made into a wig for a child cancer patient, raising over £1,350 in the process.

Molly decided to have seven inches cut off her hair for the Little Princess Trust immediately after watching a promotional video from the charity.

The Harrison Primary School pupil insisted on doing all she could to help children her own age suffering from cancer.

Molly’s parents, Claire, 38, and Jamie Dyson, 44, who both work at Queen Alexandra Hospital, cannot help but wonder where their daughter inherited her charitable nature from at such a young age.

Molly said: ‘I feel proud of myself for what I’ve achieved. I got a headteacher’s award today in assembly which I am really proud of.’

The £1,359 Molly raised through donations online, and with the help of school friends and her Girlguides group, is 28 per cent more than she originally hoped to give the Little Princess Trust.

Molly’s mother Claire said: ‘I am completely overwhelmed, I can’t believe so many people have given so much, some from complete strangers!’

Just one day after Molly had set up her online funding page she was shocked to see that more than £200 had already been donated.

Claire said: ‘It’s surprising that people actually decided to look on the Just Giving page and it shows people actually care.’

The school was extremely encouraging and helpful in Molly’s fundraising campaign, to which the teachers themselves have also donated £50.

Molly is especially grateful towards Mrs Bord, head of the school council, who co-ordinated the school calendar to accommodate Molly’s fundraising.

Visit Molly’s fundraising page at justgiving.com/MollyD05.

The money raised will be used to create wigs based on the needs of specific children.

It can cost more than £300 to make just one wig.

For more information visit littleprin cesses.org.uk