Hair cut to help best friend with cystic fibrosis

Izabella Emrys is having her hair shaved off for charity. Picture: Dave Isaacson Photography
Izabella Emrys is having her hair shaved off for charity. Picture: Dave Isaacson Photography

A schoolgirl from Stony Stratford is having her beautiful long locks shaved off to help her friend who has cystic fibrosis.

Izabella Emrys, 12, is raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by collecting sponsorship money after deciding to have her hair cut off.

Izabella chose to raise funds for the trust because her best friend has cystic fibrosis and she has seen first-hand what a challenge it can be to live with. Izabella chose the date of February 14 and said: “I chose Valentine’s Day for my head shave because I love my friend and I love the work the Cystic Fibrosis Trust does supporting people with CF.”

So far Izabella has raised £463.75 towards her target of £1,000.

Hairdresser Emma Hopkins will be removing Izabella’s hair and it will be donated to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatments.

Izabella’s mum Milly Morris said: “I’m so proud of her it brings me to tears.”

Donations can be made through the Virgin Money Giving website at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bellashave

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a national charity in the United Kingdom which funds research into the disease and provides information and support for patients and families. Further information can be found at http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/