Mum has hair chopped off in aid of ward
A mum has had her long locks cropped off to raise funds for West Suffolk Hospital, which treated her daughter while she had leukaemia.
Kelly More, 34, of Beck Row, decided to chop off her 20 inch long hair on Saturday after seeing her daughter, Shaynie-Mai, three, lose her hair during chemotherapy.
After seeing other children suffering from cancer at Addenbrooke’s, Kelly decided to grow her hair so she could donate it to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
Kelly said: “When Shaynie-Mai started losing her hair, we were just going to leave it, until it all completely fell out, but she started to wake up during the night with chunks of her hair in her mouth.
“While we were at Addenbrooke’s, seeing 13-year-old girls losing their hair and feeling so paranoid at that age, it’s amazing that they can offer children wigs.”
Shaynie-Mai was 14 months old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and finished treatment in May.
Kelly has so far raised £884 for the Rainbow ward at West Suffolk Hospital.
She said: “The doctors and the nurses have gone way far and beyond their duty of care. Being the parent of a cancer child, life is unpredictable sometimes. We have raced up to the hospital at two in the morning and there’s always someone there with a cup of tea.
“I’d like the majority of the funds to go towards things the nurses need, silly things, like making sure there’s always tea, coffee and biscuits for them. Hopefully, the money will make things a little bit nicer in the ward.”
Busy Bees Nursery, which Shaynie-Mai attends is holding a cake sale to raise extra funds. To donate go to uk.gofundme.com/west-suffolk-rainbow-ward