Lexi B

Lexi's fundraiser for The Lewis Foundation

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Donating my hair to The little princess trust , 15 July 2023
The Lewis Foundation

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We are fundraising for cancer patients to have something nice to look forward to.


I am raising money for charity by donating my hair to the little princess trust.

I decided I wanted to do this when my mama (grandma)was diagnosed with cancer and sadly lost all of her hair. I saw an advert for the little princess trust and thought it would be a nice thing to give something back to help other people who have lost their hair to this horrible disease.

I have been growing my hair for the last 18 months as I needed to have at least 12 inches of hair to donate and it is finally long enough.

Sadly, I lost my mama to cancer in June 2022 after a very very brave fight.My Mama meant everything to me and probably was the best person on the planet she was very lovely to me and the bravest person ever.I found it very hard to watch my mama lose all of her pretty hair, she tried very hard to hide it from me, by wearing a head cover but I knew that something wasn’t right and she was trying to hide something from me as I was only 8 at the time and she didn’t want to worry me. Mama did finally reveal her secret to me which was very shocking and sad for me to see but mama being mama stayed strong and just made a joke of it saying don’t worry it will grow back and said come on feel it “it’s fluffy” and then every time I saw mama she would be like look it’s grown more which made me feel happier that her hair was growing back. I even joked around with her and said it looks like a fluffy sheep 

A few months after Mama lost her hair I saw the advert on the tv for the little princess trust and that night when I went to bed I told my Mum I wanted to donate my hair, my mum got very emotional but said to me if that’s what you want to do I am very proud of you for choosing to do that at such a young age and it is a very brave thing for you to do.

The next time I saw my mama I told her what I wanted to do and she said you don’t need to do that don’t worry it will grow back but I said I wanted to help other people by donating my hair to make wigs for other cancer patients and my mama said that is a lovely brave thing to do my darling.

When I lost my mama it broke my heart but I knew I still wanted to carry on growing my hair as I knew that would make my mama and mum and all my family proud.

It would of been my Mama’s 72nd birthday on the 15th July 2023 so as I can’t give her a present I wanted to give something in her memory so I have decided to cut my hair on her birthday.

I have two charities I would like to help. I am donating my hair to The little princess trust but would like to raise money for them too. I would also like to raise money for The Lewis foundation as a thank you for all the little gifts bags they gave to my mama and all the other cancer patients going through treatment. 

I would really appreciate it if you could support me in raising money for the two charities I have chosen. Any donation will help and I would be grateful if you could donate even just a little.

Thank you for reading my story I am very grateful for any support you can give me as my mama would say any donations would be absolutely spiffing.

I really hope one day they find a cure for this horrible disease so other families don’t have to go through what we have and many other families have.

Thank you very muchly and if you want to know a little about the charities I have chosen please see below. 

I have set up two separate just giving pages so you can choose the one you would like to donate to. 

Thank you

Lexi x

This one is for donations to The Lewis Foundation.

If you would like to donate to The little princess trust please go to this page just giving.com/page/Lexi-1684867943597

The little princess trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia. The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.The Little Princess Trust relies solely on the generosity of its wonderful supporters who help the charity give Hair and Hope to so many children and young people with cancer each year.

The Lewis Foundation source, package and hand deliver gift packs for free to adult cancer patients in hospitals in the Midlands and the community weekly. These are items that patients might find difficult to buy themselves or simply cannot afford – and that brings people happiness and comfort at a difficult time. For many people in hospital and the community, our volunteers are their only regular visitors. We currently provide over 2000 gifts per month to 17 hospitals. People can pick a gift of their choice for free from our gift list.

About the charity

The Lewis Foundation

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The Lewis Foundation on a weekly basis provides free gift packs to adults receiving cancer treatment in hospital. The gift packs range from puzzle books, care packs and portable radios. The aim is to take people's mind off thinking about cancer and give people something nice to look forward to.

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