Two brave best friends chop their long locks for charity

Alanna (left) and Izzy (right)

Izzy, from Waterlooville, and her best friend Alanna, from Portsmouth, both 8, will be cutting their beautiful long hair to raise money for a charity close to their hearts. The pair will be donating their hair to The Little Princess Trust but also raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action – a national charity that focus on saving lives through early diagnosis of the disease.

The girls will be cutting their luscious hair into a bob on the 27th July for the charity as Izzy’s mum, Danielle, is currently fighting pancreatic cancer at only 28 years old.

Danielle was first diagnosed in August 2012 following her 24th Birthday after she had upper abdominal swelling which a CT scan later revealed a large tumour on her pancreas. The tumour was inoperable but became inactive after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, a second tumour was discovered in February that she is receiving chemotherapy for to try and shrink it to hopefully make it operable.

Izzy’s hair (left) Alanna’s Hair (right)

Izzy says “At the end of July I will be having my hair cut which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. It is a big deal for me to cut off my hair as it is so scary so I would like to ask for donations to encourage me to have it cut short!”

“I have chosen to do something to raise money for the charity helping my Mummy. I also want to help children with cancer feel happier & make them smile.”

“I hope to hit my personal target of £250! Please help me reach it! The money raised will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action as they have been fantastic to my family!”

Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.  The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.

Ali Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “It is so amazing that Izzy and Alanna are donating their hair and supporting Pancreatic Cancer Action at such a young age.”

”We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to generous people like Izzy and Alanna we can continue our vital work. Please back them in her fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.”