Brave Naomi’s Charity Headshave
She will be donating most of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity providing real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24 who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. In addition, she has decided to go a stage further and have her head shaved to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and is asking for your sponsorship.
At the age of 18, Naomi’s sister, Beth, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis – a severely painful and debilitating autoimmune disease. The disease affects roughly 146,000 people in the UK alone, and symptoms include: severe pain, excessive toilet trips, arthritis, fatigue and anaemia. Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic illness without a known cure, but drug treatment can provide periods of remission. If treatments fail, the result is life-altering surgery. Research, including work funded by Crohn’s and Colitis UK, is continuing into new treatments to improve patients’ quality of life and eventually find a cure. Visit https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/%20research to find out more.
Naomi’s head shave is booked for the end of term, and we think that she is so brave to decide to challenge her confidence at the age of 13, when most young teenagers are more concerned about fitting in than standing out. Please click https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/alisonstubbs1 to sponsor Naomi and get her sponsorship off to a great start.