Chloe’s hair-raising charity campaign is a cut above the restPublished: December 6, 2016
Telford teenager Chloe Torrens has raised more than ¬£200 for a charity which helps young cancer sufferers to rebuild their confidence.
Chloe, 18, who is studying Childcare at Telford College of Arts and Technology, was inspired to help the Little Princess Trust after losing her grandmother to cancer, unexpectedly, in August.
She was sponsored to have 16 inches cut off her hair to hand over to the charity, which creates wigs made from real hair for children who have lost their own through cancer treatment.
“I am passionate about the Little Princess Trust because it is a truly wonderful charity,” said Chloe, from Wellington, who had the cut at Illusions Hair & Beauty in the town.
“What they do is remarkable – they get no Government funding so rely solely on donations and members of the community to fundraise. The trust deserves to receive a lot of recognition and support from the whole country.”
Chloe, who is on a full-time level three Childcare course at TCAT, added: “I chose to have my long hair cut to raise awareness and to hopefully inspire other people to do the same.
“Knowing that my hair will form part of a wig bringing happiness, joy and boosting a child’s self-esteem and confidence is an incredible feeling; it will impact a child’s life for the better and mean so much to them.”
Fundraising has already smashed through the ¬£200 barrier, and Chloe has other charity events in mind for the coming months to boost the total even further.
She said: “After losing my own nan so unexpectedly to cancer, it has inspired me and given me the will drive to do all that I can to help others, improving their quality of life.”
The cut was done by salon manager Bobby Thomas’ son Ryan. Bobby said: “We are proud to see how Chloe has so much passion for the charity. Our clients showed much respect, and we wish her all the best in her fundraising.”
Photo from Illusions Hair and Beauty in Wellington.