We are so impressed with one young girl's selfless act that we really wanted to tell you about it, please read the following message from Sam Croombs. So mums and dads, if you can spare a few extra pounds rather than add another bauble to your Christmas Tree or tin of chocolates to your hamper this year then please click here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamCroombsHair2011 .
"Hi my name is Sam, I heard about children with cancer getting wigs so they feel more comfortable when their hair falls out. I looked on line to find out more and came across Little Princess Trust. They make wigs for children, from donated hair. For those that know me I have very long hair, in fact I have never had it cut (well not properly – just trimmed). As soon as I found out about donating hair – I decided to have my hair cut and send it off to be made into a wig.
After talking to my parents and telling them what I wanted to do, we spoke to Cath, my hairdresser, to have it cut. My aim is to have 12 – 14 inches to send off. After talking to friends, they said they would sponsor me to have it cut, although a few did say they would sponsor me not to have it cut – so we decided to set this page up to see how much we could raise. We are still sending my hair to the Little Princess Trust but then looked for a local children’s cancer charity to benefit – so we have chosen the Charlie’s Day Unit at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The Charlie’s Day Unit is a medical assessment unit for local children and young people enabling them to be seen and treated promptly for a variety of medical needs – including chemotherapy (a treatment for cancer – that can make your hair fall out). I was told that the unit sees around 7000 children a year and I would like to improve things like – where kids with cancer wait to be seen – so it is fun and had no bugs (reducing their exposure to unnecessary infections) but also so there are lots of new toys for them to play with to take their mind off what is happening.
So if you would like to sponsor me –the kids from the Charlie Day Unit and I would love it – thanks."
2010 - We helped find items for an auction in aid of Jo Jones, a young Mum with secondary breast cancer. Jo passed away on 14th March 2010 and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends. The auction held on 28th March 2010 raised over £3500 in Jo's name. Thank you to the many companies that helped us with such generous donations.
October 2009 - Again, we sponsoring a race in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust
February 2009 - We're supporting Freddies Future by increasing awareness of children with special educational needs. Find out more about the Freddies Future schools and how you too can become a Friend of Freddies, just follow this link.
November 2007 - We raised over £100 for Children in Need by your vote in our awards during November - Thankyou
November 2007 - WO4LO sponsors Little Apples charity Christmas Card
We're delighted to support Little Apples pre-school in Bramley who have created a Christmas card with all the children's fingerprints as baubles on a Christmas Tree!
This card will sell to raise funds for the charity to buy more toys and equipment for the children and is one of the many ways that the parents on the committee support the pre-school.
We'd like to thank Toby at TRS Design for donating his time to create the print artwork and our friends at Brook Press for helping with the printing costs.
October 2007 - WO4LO sponsors race in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust
WO4LO sponsored a charity race night in Yateley in October in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust. We're delighted to report that the evening raised over £4000 for the charity. Our horses were all named after our 2007 Awards winners and it was "Jo Jingles" that won the WO4LO race that night! Well done to Sarah for organising a great evening!