Inspirational Alcester girl cuts hair for charity - The Redditch Standard

Inspirational Alcester girl cuts hair for charity

Redditch Editorial 18th Jul, 2022   0

AN INSPIRATIONAL nine-year-old Alcester girl chopped 15 inches of her hair off on July 15 for Warwick charity Molly Ollys.

Sophia Esler has raised more than £1000 for the charity, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses in the UK.

She will also be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust so they can make wigs for children who have lost their hair.

Sophia’s mum Annie, who volunteers for Molly Ollys, said: “Sophia has been to charity events with me and wants to help children less fortunate than her and this is her way of doing that.




“She is scared as she has never had short hair, but she is hoping she will like it shorter for the summer.”

Sophia added: “I think Molly Ollys is amazing because the Charity makes wishes come true for children who have been very unwell.”


Sophia has smashed her original target of £500, the average cost of a wish the charity delivers to a child.

Wishes can be anything and previous examples include climbing frames, iPads and day trips.

Molly Ollys founder Rachel Ollerenshaw said: “I am very proud of Sophia. This money will make such a difference to the children we support and Sophia is helping to make the dark days brighter for families facing the most terrifying health challenges.”

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sophiaesler to donate to Sophia’s cause.

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