Letchworth girl, 4, who experienced effects of chemotherapy at close quarters in charity haircut fundraiser

LJ Ross and her four-year-old daughter Violette who is having a charity haircut for the Little Princ

LJ Ross and her four-year-old daughter Violette who is having a charity haircut for the Little Princess Trust. - Credit: Archant

A four-year-old girl who has experienced the effects of chemotherapy treatment at close quarters is having her hair cut short to raise money for a cancer care charity.

A four-year-old girl who has experienced the effects of chemotherapy treatment at close quarters is having her hair cut short to raise money for a cancer care charity.

Violette Ross, who has just started in reception at St Thomas More School in Letchworth, is trying to raise £350 for the Little Princess Trust by having her hair cut at Little Roots in Hitchin on Wednesday.

The youngster has so far raised almost £200 for the charity which provides real wigs for boys and girls who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

LJ Ross, Violette’s proud mother, said: “Two years ago, a family member close to Violette was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy treatment, resulting in hair loss.


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“From the age of three, Violette has been used to seeing wigs on a regular basis.

“Last year my sister shaved her head and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity.

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“Violette was inspired and asked if she could donate her hair for all the poorly children.

“I have always made sure Violette is aware of how lucky she is to be healthy and be able to do the things that some children are unable to do.

“She is looking forward to having a haircut like her favourite TV character, Dora the Explorer, and is constantly asking to look at her fundraising page to see how much she has raised.”

To help Violette with her fundraising efforts, you can visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/violette.

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