A young girl – inspired by her grandparents – has cut her hair in the name of charity, raising more than £3,000 in the process.
Chelsea Simmons, of Fishtoft, had almost 14 inches of hair cut off at an event at the Queen of Spades pub in Boston, to raise money for Cancer Research.
Her hair will be going to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own through cancer treatment.
Mum Julie said the event went really well, with £430 raised through a raffle on the night, with prizes donated by various local businesses including Asda, Crumbs, Wilkos and Tesco.
She said: “Chelea’s over the moon.
“She said ‘as long as I reach the thousand pound mark, I’ll be happy’.”
The 13-year-old Giles Academy student completed the event in honour of her grandfathers, both of whom died of cancer. Julie said she saw the decline in health of one of her grandads, visiting them often.
Julie added: “The response was amazing and the response from people she didn’t even know in the pub was absolutely superby. She’s had people stop her in the street.”
Matalan has also been raising money for Chelsea and Julie said the last time she spoke to them they had collected about £1,200.
Chelsea has also been inspired to carry on her fundraising and said she wants to do something every year.
This year, she said she wants to do the Boston to Skegness Seabank marathon and next year has said she and her friends want to get together to go from Boston to Grantham on their bikes.
If anyone would like to help Chelsea by making a donation, they can visit www.justgiving.com/Chelsea-Simmons