When seven-year-old Courtney heard that her young cousin Troy had been diagnosed with leukaemia, she wanted to do something to help. She was too young to run a marathon or take on a challenge but what she did have was very long beautiful hair.
So she deiced to cut it and raise a fantastic £260 to support young lives against cancer.
Courtney not only raised sponsorship for CLIC Sargent but also kindly donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.
Troy’s mum said: "We are all very proud of Courtney for the brilliant amount of money she has raised, what an incredible thing to do for her cousin.
Make a difference
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: "It’s lovely to think that someone so young wants to help and make a difference to the lives of others.
“Courtney is a very special little girl who obviously loves her little cousin and the money she raised could more than pay for a CLIC Sargent Nurse for a day.”