Jessica marks her birthday by cutting hair for cancer charity

Jess gets her hair cut for charity

Jess gets her hair cut for charity - Credit: Archant

Jessica Parish, of Heacham, marked her 11th birthday in a slightly different way - she decided to have 14 inches of her hair cut off in aid of Clic Sargent and raised over £800.

The charity supports young cancer patients.

The sum also helped take her grandmother Angie Raines, who suffered lung cancer but has now been given the all-clear, over the £12,000 fundraising mark.

'I am very proud, especially because she came up with the idea herself. We have done things like skydiving before but because of her age she can't do those things. It's just lovely,' said Ms Raines.

She added the charity was important to her because of her own experience and how the disease would impact a child's life.

Miss Parish donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children with hair loss.

She said: 'I wanted 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.'

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The fundraiser'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.'

To donate to Jessica's cause, go to www.justgiving.com and search 'Jessica's Wig-Tastically Big Cut' under Laura Dix. Donations are also welcome in person at the Granary, on Beach Road in Snettisham.

Have you got a story about fundraising for charity? Email sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk

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