Young Swansea City fan donates hair to raise money for Little Princess Trust
A young Swansea City fan has raised close to £1,000 after growing his hair for two years before having it shaved off and donated to the Little Princess Trust.
Jaxon Anderson, aged 11, was surprised by club ambassador Lee Trundle when he appeared at Plasmarl Primary School earlier today to show support as he bravely shaved his head in support of the charity.
The Little Princess Trust provides children and young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments or other illnesses with wigs made from real hair. The wigs help restore confidence and identity for young people who have suffered the impact of hair loss and – because it’s real hair – these wigs can be cut and styled to a preferred look.
Jaxon – who is the head boy at Plasmarl Primary - was inspired after seeing videos of young people the charity has helped and has been growing his hair for more than two years so that it is long enough to be turned into a wig.
He has also been raising money for the charity via his Just Giving page and fans who wish to support Jaxon can do so by clicking here.
“It’s taken a long time growing my hair to the right length, but I finally got there,” said Jaxon. “I chose this charity because the work they do is so important - it changes lives.
“I wasn’t really nervous about having it cut off, I hope whoever receives a wig made out of my hair will be pretty excited!”
Plasmarl Primary head teacher, Lucy Saunders, added: “We are all so proud of Jaxon and his fundraising efforts. Donating his hair to children experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss is an incredible thing to do. He really is a very special member of our Plasmarl community.”
Everyone at Swansea City would like to congratulate Jaxon on this incredible fundraising effort.