Tilly’s Haircut for St Ann’s

Young supporter Tilly Taylor from Wigan has chopped off more than ten inches of her hair to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice and Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

By News Team on October 8, 2020

Seven-year-old Tilly was determined to cut her long locks to a short bob to raise money for the hospices, making the decision just a few months ago. She chose St Ann’s as her mother, Lisa, is a Hospice at Home worker there. Tilly also decided to donate to Wigan and Leigh Hospice after her uncle Stephen and great uncle Ray received care there two years ago  

Her mother Lisa said: 

We are so proud of Tilly. She is such a caring girl and just wanted to do something and raise money for a charity that is important to her. Lisa, Tilly's Mother

Tilly has raised nearly £700, beating her original target of £200 in just a few days. Despite having had long hair all her life, Tilly was really excited to cut it off and raise much-needed funds for charities, especially during these difficult times. 

She said: 

I am happy to raise money for poorly people and I was really excited to cut my hair. Tilly, Supporter

Lisa described Tilly as being a very kind-hearted girl who wanted to make a difference to hospices that offer care and support to those who need it the most.  

Lisa went on to say: 

Hospices bring so much comfort during the most trying of times and now, more than ever, Tilly would like to help them as much as she can - with your help. Lisa, Tilly's Mother

You can sponsor Tilly at Virgin Money Giving here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=LisaTaylor101&pageUrl=1 

Eamonn O’Neal, Director of Strategic Initiatives of St Ann’s, said:

We’re so fortunate to have supporters of all ages and from many different local communities, and I was thrilled to hear about Tilly’s amazing fundraising for the hospice. She has raised a fantastic amount with her challenge and smashed her target – I hope she’s as proud of herself as we all are of her efforts. Thanks so much Tilly. You’re a star. Eamonn O'Neal, Director of Strategic Initiatives