An eight year old girl from Maidenhead has truly embraced the season of goodwill by making sure that her first major hair cut has raised £413 for a charity very close to her heart, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
Holly Jones was just six weeks old when she was diagnosed with the rare liver disease, biliary atresia. Thanks to immediate surgery, she is currently well but she requires regular medical checks to ensure her liver is functioning properly.
“Children’s Liver Disease Foundation were there for us with information on Holly’s condition and have been a great support to us right from the start,” says Holly’s mum Nicola. “They have enabled us to meet other families whose children have a liver disease; we always feel like we are meeting up with close friends when we see them and know we can turn to them if we need anything.
“Holly had been talking about getting her hair cut for quite a while now and as it’s her first big haircut I said we should do something to make it more memorable for her. Because she has been very involved with different events through CLDF, she said she would like to raise money for them. She’s delighted to have raised so much and is pretty pleased with her new look, so it’s good news all round!”
Alison Taylor, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation commented: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this however, we rely on voluntary donations, so we are delighted and touched by Holly’s generosity. The funds she has raised will enable us to continue to support children like Holly throughout the UK.”
You can still sponsor Holly’s haircut by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicola-jones151