Selfless 9-year-old Farnworth girl will have her hair cut off for child cancer patients

Kay-leigh Thornton with mum Melanie, right, and Suzanne Worthington

Kay-leigh Thornton with mum Melanie, right, and Suzanne Worthington

First published in News

A REAL life Rapunzel is letting down her long hair — and having it all chopped off for charity.

Nine-year-old Kay-Leigh Thornton decided she wanted to donate her hair to make wigs for cancer patients after seeing a video on YouTube about a young girl who had the disease.

To support her daughter, who attends the Ferns Academy, proud mum Melanie said will be shaving her head, along with her friend Suzanne Worthington, on Saturday at a fundraising day at The Market Hotel in Farnworth.

Kay-Leigh’s hair will go to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children suffering hair loss, and any money raised will go to Bolton Hospice.

Ms Thornton, of Central Avenue, Farnworth, said: “When Kay-Leigh said she wanted to donate her hair I was so proud of her I said straight away I’d shave mine off too.

“Then Suzanne said she’d get involved so we thought we’d make a day of it and raise as much money as we could for Bolton Hospice.”

Sponsor forms are available at The Market Hotel in Farnworth.

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4:36pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

What Nonsense, She Should Leave Her Hair Alone, Thats my Opinion.
What Nonsense, She Should Leave Her Hair Alone, Thats my Opinion. Gore Seer
  • Score: -12

5:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

Gore Seer wrote:
What Nonsense, She Should Leave Her Hair Alone, Thats my Opinion.
I Just Wonder What Would Samson Say About Cutting Hair.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: What Nonsense, She Should Leave Her Hair Alone, Thats my Opinion.[/p][/quote]I Just Wonder What Would Samson Say About Cutting Hair. Gore Seer
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mel thornton says...

If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do !
If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do ! mel thornton
  • Score: 18

7:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

mel thornton wrote:
If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do !
Well Cut Your Hair.
[quote][p][bold]mel thornton[/bold] wrote: If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do ![/p][/quote]Well Cut Your Hair. Gore Seer
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Tue 12 Aug 14

DanThornton says...

Gore Seer wrote:
mel thornton wrote:
If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do !
Well Cut Your Hair.
She is you narrow minded fool, shes shaving it all off. Its controversial a 9 year old WANTING to cut her hair for charity but what's more controversial is innocent children losing there hair WITHOUT the choice, so she's donating her hair for 2 wigs to be made which will help at least put a smile on their face. Keep your negative opinions and stick them where they came from... Your a**e!!! She is an inspiration!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mel thornton[/bold] wrote: If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do ![/p][/quote]Well Cut Your Hair.[/p][/quote]She is you narrow minded fool, shes shaving it all off. Its controversial a 9 year old WANTING to cut her hair for charity but what's more controversial is innocent children losing there hair WITHOUT the choice, so she's donating her hair for 2 wigs to be made which will help at least put a smile on their face. Keep your negative opinions and stick them where they came from... Your a**e!!! She is an inspiration!!!!!! DanThornton
  • Score: 16

10:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Saznang says...

Goor seer....are you for real you troll....her beautiful hair will grow back (unlike your brain cells) as the aunty of a child who lost her hair through chemotherapy I am right behind this family.
Goor seer....are you for real you troll....her beautiful hair will grow back (unlike your brain cells) as the aunty of a child who lost her hair through chemotherapy I am right behind this family. Saznang
  • Score: 6

8:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

Saznang wrote:
Goor seer....are you for real you troll....her beautiful hair will grow back (unlike your brain cells) as the aunty of a child who lost her hair through chemotherapy I am right behind this family.
Good Get Behind The Family And Get All Your Hair Cut Of Till Then Troll Of.
[quote][p][bold]Saznang[/bold] wrote: Goor seer....are you for real you troll....her beautiful hair will grow back (unlike your brain cells) as the aunty of a child who lost her hair through chemotherapy I am right behind this family.[/p][/quote]Good Get Behind The Family And Get All Your Hair Cut Of Till Then Troll Of. Gore Seer
  • Score: -2

9:37pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

Gore Seer wrote:
mel thornton wrote:
If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do !
Well Cut Your Hair.
Oh for goodness sakes Mr Peter Potato-head, why don't YOU cut your lossess, and bog off!!!
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mel thornton[/bold] wrote: If my daughter wants to do something to help other kids why not, she is old enough to choose what she wants to do ![/p][/quote]Well Cut Your Hair.[/p][/quote]Oh for goodness sakes Mr Peter Potato-head, why don't YOU cut your lossess, and bog off!!! mrs philainsy
  • Score: 4

9:39pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

Well done Kay-Leigh.
Well done Kay-Leigh. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 4

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