12-year-old student from Weston-super-Mare shaves her head for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 August 2018

Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. 	Picture: Hannah Farnell

Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah Farnell

Archant

A 12-year-old girl studying at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College in Weston-super-Mare has raised £550 for a children’s cancer charity.

Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. 	Picture: Hannah FarnellKeira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah Farnell

Keira Farnell decided she wanted to shave her hair off for charity because she wants children helped by the Little Princess Trust to feel beautiful again.

The charity makes wigs from donated hair to give to children who have lost their own through cancer treatment and hair loss conditions in the UK and Ireland.

Keira’s mum Hannah said: “I am immensely proud of her.

“I really admired her bravery, selflessness and determination to have it done.”

Keira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. 	Picture: Hannah FarnellKeira shaved her head for the Little Princess Trust on Saturday. Picture: Hannah Farnell

Keira said: “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and I wasn’t even nervous.

“I feel so proud of myself for raising lots of money as well as donating my hair to the princess trust.”

To donate to Keira’s head shave fund, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hannah-farnell2

More from Weston Mercury

54 minutes ago

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more

Parents of a ‘beautiful’ but ‘angry’ Weston teenager who hanged himself in his bathroom feel ‘let down’ by the services set up to protect him.

Read more
12:00

A popular children’s Halloween film has returned for a sequel, and the Mercury has free tickets to give away.

Read more
10:00

Hundreds of job opportunities will be showcased in Weston-super-Mare next week, offering people the chance to find work and forge an exciting career.

Read more
09:25

Children from a Weston school swapped their uniforms for yellow clothes to mark World Mental Health Day.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
08:48

Four fire crews tackled a blaze last night (Sunday), as fire spread from a garden gazebo to a house.

Read more
07:39

Campaigners desperate to see a pool return to Weston’s seafront will meet next month to discuss whether the idea could be resurrected.

Read more
07:00

Weston General Hospital’s fundraising appeal to purchase a new scanner has been boosted by two generous donations.

Read more

The number of complaints about missed recycling and waste collections has dropped significantly, North Somerset Council has said.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

The sky above Weston Cricket Club will once again become a flurry off bright, colourful lights and loud bangs.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists