Rose donates her hair to the fairies

Rose meets MKFM's Greg Burnet
Rose meets MKFM's Greg Burnet

She may only be young, but little Rose Kellett is already helping out the science field - by donating her hair for the advancement of fairy dust.

The six-year-old from Stantonbury has been diagnosed with Alopecia after mum Tracy found a small patch of her hair has come out on New Year's Eve.

The letter written to Rose from the fairies

The letter written to Rose from the fairies

Since, the rest of her hair has fallen out but far from worrying about it, she knows it has gone to a good cause - the production of fairy dust.

"We got a lovely letter from someone at her school, saying her hair had been donated to the fairies," said Tracy. "Rose initially wasn't too worried about losing her hair because she wanted a purple wig!

"But when some of the children at her school started to make fun of her, it has affected her.

"We were told by several doctors her hair wouldn't grow back, but one also said it might, so you never know."

Rose takes over the airwaves on Greg's show

Rose takes over the airwaves on Greg's show

In a bid to make her feel good about herself again, the same mum who wrote the letter started a Just Giving page to arrange a photoshoot for Rose, to remind her she's still beautiful.
Alopecia is something close to the heart of MKFM Drivetime DJ Greg Burnet too, and he invited Rose for a tour of the studio and a chat over the airwaves on Monday.

"I've had Alopecia since I was five so I have first hand experience of how cruel kids can be and knew it must be even harder for a girl," he said. "So when I heard about Rose, I wanted to offer her the chance to come in and see someone else with Alopecia living life and provide some sort of role model. The only other person I knew with Alopeica was Matt Lucas.

"But it was great to see Rose's smile and let her know that it's OK to be happy with not having any hair."