Eleven year old Amy Harris from Baffins in Portsmouth decided to shave off her hair in memory of her grandpa, Tony Clarke, who died in December 2011 of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Amy is trying to raise as much money as she can for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research to help other people and to find a cure.
On the 29th March Amy shaved off her 12 inches of curly, blonde hair at Good Salon Guide five star salon David Antony Hairdressing & Beauty salon in Southsea. David and his team were very supportive and looked after Amy very well and were very generous with their donations. Amy was presented with gifts from David which included a box of Redken hair products.
The support shown to Amy from family, friends, her school - Admiral Lord Nelson - Portsmouth Northsea Swimming Club and Good Salon Guide has been overwhelming. Commenting on her brave shave Amy said,
After the death of my Grandpa I really want to help as many people with the disease as I can, so other families don’t have to go through what we have. I was pretty scared before meeting David at the salon but they were lovely and I actually quite like my new style!
Amy has decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust. They provide real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment. Amy will be keeping a diary of her experience about looking different and how to deal with it.
Please donate to Justgiving.com/Amy-harris11