Five-year-old Rugby girl goes a cut above to help kids with cancer - The Rugby Observer

Five-year-old Rugby girl goes a cut above to help kids with cancer

Rugby Editorial 22nd May, 2024   0

A THOUGHTFUL little girl from Rugby has gone a cut above by using her first proper haircut to help children with cancer, in memory of her dad.

Five-year-old Addie Flory has had her long locks lopped off and donated to the Little Princess Trust, to be made into a wig for a child with cancer.

The Kilsby Primary School pupil has also raised a princessly £1,560 for the charity to help fund cancer research.

Her fund-raising campaign was inspired by her father Patrick, who tragically died of bowel cancer three years ago.




Addie waits her turn at the hairdressers with proud mum Zoe.

Addie’s proud mum Zoe said: “Addie’s hair was very long and reached past her waist. Now she has a short bob which she loves as it’s so much easier to manage and take care of.

“Addie is a naturally kind, generous and thoughtful little girl. I couldn’t be prouder of her. Even before this she has always exuded joy and generosity. She is always aiming to please and asking how she can help others.


“So when my friend Paula George told her about the Little Princess Trust, Addie took no time at all to decide this was something she wanted to support.”

She said Addie’s efforts to raise money for children with cancer were all the more moving to those that know her and knew Patrick.

She added: “Patrick was the much-loved landlord and chef at the Red Lion pub in Kilsby, and a significant amount of the money raised has come from the pub regulars who remember him.”

Addie was ‘excited but also nervous’ before having her hair cut.

Addie said she was ‘excited but also nervous’ before having her hair cut at Mack Hair and Beauty in Lawrence Sheriff Street.

She added: “It makes me feel all sad to think about boys and girls who have lost their hair.

“I thought it was nice, I wanted to do really nice things.

“After the haircut I was happy. I am pleased and really enjoying short hair.

“Now I feel really proud and ready to do more fun things for charity.”

The Little Princess Trust donates real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia.

The charity, one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK, relies solely on donations and fund-raising. Visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk for more information.

Visit www.justgiving.com/page/addiefirstproperhaircut to donate to Addie’s fund-raiser.

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