Compassionate ten-year-old to donate hair for cancer patients' wigs

Date published: 18 May 2024

A big-hearted ten-year-old girl who did her own research on how to help the less fortunate has decided to cut off her hair and donate it to charity.

Little Evie-Lys Addy, from Whitworth, currently has thick hair reaching all the way down her back, but has insisted she would like to cut off and donate to The Little Princess Trust, so they can make wigs for those who lost their hair through cancer.

Evie, who looked into the charity herself, informed her mum Mickaela of its existence and insisted that she wanted to do something good for people who are poorly.

Surprised but immensely proud, Mickaela told Rochdale Online how she thinks her daughter is “old before her time.”

She added: “Evie is only ten years old, but she has a really kind heart and she just wants to do good in the world. It’s like she’s much older than she really is.

“She even looked into the charity herself after a conversation with my sister, she was really interested in helping others. It was her that informed me it even exists, I wasn’t aware of it until she told me.

“It’s such a great thing that she’s doing, and I couldn’t be prouder.”


Evie-Lys Addy


Evie will have a whole 18 inches chopped off at Opus Hairdressers in Castleton, on 18 May.

Mickaela continued: “The Just Giving page was initially set up to make £700 – the cost of one wig. But we have already exceeded it with over £1000.

“It has given her more confidence to do it, and we are hoping now that we can pay for more than one wig.”

If you’d like to donate, visit the Just Giving Page here:

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