Perse student on quest to raise money for Little Princess Trust
22 Jan 2018
Roshni Ranasinghe-de Silva (Lower Sixth) is appealing for more sponsorship in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the Little Princess Trust.
She recently cut her hair for the charity to be able to create wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer or other illnesses.
Roshni has already raised £500 for the Little Princess Trust and hopes to make even more for the cause after donating nine inches of her locks.
She said: “I started growing my hair two summers ago. I go to Sri Lanka every year to visit my family and I volunteered with my cousin at a cancer hospital one morning and I saw all these children who had no hair and I felt really bad for them.
“That summer my aunt showed me an article about children cutting their hair and making wigs for other children and I thought the Little Princess Trust would be a really good cause to do something for after seeing these sick children.
“It grew down to my waist and I haven’t had my hair this short since I was seven, so it was a big change, but I knew it was going to a good cause. For an individual child, it could make a huge difference to their life and their self-confidence.
“I feel like I could do this again and loads of my friends have long hair, so I’m trying to encourage them to do it as well.”
To donate to her appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roshni-ranasinghe-de-silva