Sep 12 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
A TEENAGE girl has sacrificed her long blonde locks to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
While other girls her age would never dream of being without their hair, 14-year-old Faye Elizabeth Adams from Skelmersdale chose to make a bold statement by having her head shaved.
Her mum, dad, sister and friends joined her at the Cut Above salon on Digmoor Parade to offer their support as stylist Danielle Howard cut away her hair last week.
Faye said: “I got the idea after I saw other people do it, but I wasn't really nervous.”
It seems her mum, Amy Adams, might have been more nervous than her daughter. Amy said: “I would have sponsored Faye not to do it.
“She had such lovely hair, but she had a year to think about it and we're very proud.”
Faye was inspired to support the charity after seeing her young cousin recover from cancer, but decided she wanted to support all those suffering from the disease.
Faye said: “I saw how much people suffered and just wanted to do something to help.”
Friends, family and customers at the Cut Above salon all came together to support Faye.
Some sold home-made cakes to help her raise a bit more cash and help her reach her £300 target.
Amy said: “People have been brilliant and really generous with their donations.
“We want to thank the stylists at the salon who were so great and thank everyone who has supported Faye.
“Faye has reached her target but we’d love to raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity.”
Donations can be made directly to Faye in person or through her Just Giving page. To support Faye and donate to Cancer Research UK please visit www.justgiving.com/
Cancer Research UK is entirely funded through public donations.