A young girl who attends Burnby Equestrian Centre is set to Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Amarah Morley, 5, decided to have her hair cut off after seeing a Hollyoaks actress sporting a bald head on television.
Actress Anna Passey’s character Sienna Blake has been involved in a cancer storyline. Amarah wanted to know more and after hearing about cancer affecting children her age decided to join the charity’s Brave the Shave campaign.
She has a fundraising target of £500 and is closing in on the impressive total.
On top of the £200 already accrued, there’s a further £180 to add from the sponsorship form, while there are collection boxes at the equestrian centre and the hairdressers where she will have her long locks cut.
The equestrian centre is also planning to give a percentage from a week’s profit.
Amarah is donating her cut locks to the Little Princess Trust. The trust is a children’s cancer charity and its mission is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment.
Her dad, Lee Morley, said: “Everyone has been amazed by Amarah’s maturity and determination to help boys and girls less fortunate than herself.
“She will have her hair cut in March and will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust.
“Her decision was sparked by the Hollyoaks storyline and it has grown from there.”
Visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/amarah--morley make a donation.