Cancer battle inspires Izzy’s charity hair cut
PUBLISHED: 16:56 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:56 21 July 2016
An 11-year-old girl has lost her locks for charity, inspired by her auntie’s battle with breast cancer.
Izzy Goff, who has just finished her final year at Thurton Primary School, had eight inches cut off her long hair on Tuesday to donate to the Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides real hair wigs to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment, and Izzy has also raised £500 through sponsorship to send with her hair.
Izzy’s auntie Heather Skipper, 44, from Ditchingham, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. This year marks the five-year anniversary of her being cancer free.
She had to undergo a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy and wore a specially-made wig after losing all of her hair.
Izzy said: “I just thought it would be a really nice thing to do for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.
“I’ve always had long hair so I’s excited to have it cut. It’s a really big change.”
Izzy had her hair cut off at Number 30 hair salon in Bungay by her cousin Tom Skipper, and was joined by her auntie, her mum Fiona, younger sister Michaela and her grandparents.
Her mum said: “I was all for her doing it.
“She was going to have her hair cut anyway so we said she might as well make a thing of it and do it for something worthwhile.
“My sister lost her hair and had to wear wigs and it is nice to think that this is something that will help a little child.”
Mrs Skipper, who cut the first section of Izzy’s hair, said: “I think it is a brilliant idea.
“I know she loves her long hair so it is really thoughtful.”