Teenage girl’s head shave to help Logan

Ellise Sanchez-Garci with Lo gan Stiffell and his range of new sensory toys
Ellise Sanchez-Garci with Lo gan Stiffell and his range of new sensory toys

A teenager from Market Weighton raised more than £700 when she shaved her head to support a little boy she has watched grow up.

Ellise Sanchez-Garci, 17, braved the shave for Logan Stiffell, seven, who has a genetic condition called wolfhirschhorn syndrome.

Although Ellise originally hoped to raise £1,200 to buy a specialist high to low hospital bed for Logan, she was delighted to have raised enough to provide the youngster with a range of stimulating, sensory toys.

The toys include an activity motor skills cube, fibre optic sensory light system and a blushing light up bear.

She said: “I did manage to raise a total of £738 of which £638 was spend on multiple beneficial not only for Logan’s enjoyment in life but also his mental simulation and for educational purposes.”

She also donated the reamining £100 to the Centre for Mental Health which supports people with mental health problems through research to bring about better services and fairer policies.

The Sough Hunsley Sixth Form student said: “I would personally like to thank every single person who sponsored me along with the Market Weighton Community Charity Shop for their generous donation. I know this has made a massive positive impact in Logan’s life along with many others .

“[Logan’s mum] Jade [Dockerty] can not express her gratitude enough and I just hope that Logan can live his life to its fullest with our help.”

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