15 May 2015

Alice goes for the chop in memory of Grandad

Alice post cut with pigtailsSchool girl Alice Jenkins hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care after cutting her waist length hair off in memory of her Grandad.

Alice, 11, who lives in Richings Park, Iver, decided to go for the chop to help raise funds for the charity which cared for her Grandad, Malcom Fry, when he was dying from lung cancer.

On 7 May Alice braved the hairdresser’s chair at Tips Tops 'n' Tan in Iver Heath who reduced her hair to a pixie crop in a matter of minutes. Staff at the salon cut her hair for free and will donate the cost of the hair cut to charity.

Pupils at Langley Hall Primary Academy, where Alice attends, also took part in a ‘crazy hair day’ on 8 May to show their support.

Alice says:  "I am doing this in memory of my Grandad. Rennie Grove Hospice Care looked after him in his last few weeks - I really want to help them to help others.”
Vicky Jenkins, Alice’s mum, adds: “Dad really wanted to die at home and Rennie Grove helped him to be able to do that. We felt so lucky to have the nurses there to help with Dad’s medication and to just talk to and ask for advice.”

Alice will also be donating her hair to charity so that it can be used to make a wig.
Alice hopes to raise £1,000 for Rennie Grove. You can sponsor her by visiting her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/alice-jenkins07