Ten-year-old girl plans to cut 16 inches of hair for charity in memory of her Nanny

Evie, a kind-hearted schoolgirl from Buckingham, has been growing her hair for the past three years to support two charities following the death of her grandmother. Evie will be donating her waist-length hair to The Little Princess Trust, and is being sponsored for the challenge to raise funds for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Evie was inspired to grow her hair long in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity after her Nanny was cared for at the hospice in 2018.

Scott, Evie’s dad and Sheila’s son says, “The staff were all amazing, dad was allowed to stay with mum during her time at the hospice and everything they did for us was really great.

“We spoke to Evie about how some people lose their hair when receiving treatment and how The Little Princess Trust make wigs for cancer patients – this made her think about what she could do to help those people.

“Evie wanted to honour the memory of her Nanny as she recognised the care that was given by Florence Nightingale Hospice to look after her when she needed it the most. And through donating her hair, she also wanted to help young cancer patients who lost their hair through treatment.”

Evie has spent three years growing her hair and plans to have an incredible 16 inches cut off during the school half-term. The hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust who will use the hair to make wigs for cancer patients and along with the hair donation, Evie has been asking for sponsorship for her hair challenge, and has already raised over £1,000 to donate to Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Scott added, “Evie is a remarkable little girl, everything she has done has been driven by her. She is extremely caring and considerate, and we are exceptionally proud of what she is doing.”

To find out more and donate to Evie’s fundraiser visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Evie-Rogers1