Brittany White proved she is no ordinary teenager when she shaved her head at Revive hairdressers on 19th September to raise funds for Wirral Hospice St John’s.
A member of the Merseyside Army Cadets Hoylake Detachment, Brittany, 16, was adamant that she wanted to make a difference by raising money for a charity that has supported many of her family friends.
Brittany enlisted the help of many businesses in Heswall and Moreton, including her Mum’s place of work, Reebees Florist on Pensby Road, to display collection boxes and buckets on their counters in support of her challenge.
Brittany says, “I wanted to help people in the Hospice because I have known many people who have had illnesses like Cancer, including my Uncle and Granddad. I just thought about what others could gain from me doing it and knew it was important”.
When Brittany’s family initially heard about her idea, they didn’t think it would actually happen. Mum, Donna and Dad, Tony said, “We didn’t think Brittany would actually go through with it at first, but as the date moved closer and more sponsorship was raised, we knew it was what she wanted to do”.
As an alopecia sufferer, Donna knows how it hard it is to deal with hair loss and felt worried about Brittany going through a similar situation. The feelings of concern soon subsided as Donna, Tony and many of the businesses on Pensby Road watched Brittany lose her hair for charity. “Now that it has happened, we just feel so proud of her!”
With her long hair having been donated to The Little Princess Trust to make real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss, Brittany’s challenge has enabled not one, but two charities to benefit from her bravery.
With the help of her support team, Brittany has raised £1000 for Wirral Hospice.
Wirral Hospice St John’s Fundraising Co-ordinator, Kerry Threadgill said, “Shaving your head for charity can be a really scary thing to do but even more so for someone of such a young age. We are so touched by Brittany’s bravery and really commend her for raising such a fantastic amount of money to help provide care for our patients and their families”.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Brittany’s amazing challenge:
Reebees Florist, Revive Hairdressers, Belmar & Liston Funeral Directors, H. Jones & Sons Butchers, Fine Fruits, The Fig Tree Café, Frederick Howard Opticians, Gerrards Bakery, Cards ‘n’ Candy, Numark Pharmacy, Nagra Convenience Store, Merseyside Army Cadets Hoylake Detachment, Brittany’s family, Andy Benson & all of Brittany’s friends and everyone else who has generously donated. Thank you!
To support Brittany, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Brittany-kerry/