Oxton girl’s haircut raises £900 for charity

An Oxton girl has had her hair cut short for a second time to raise funds for The Green Community Shop & Centre on Christchurch Road in Oxton and has raised £900 so far.

Aleesa and her mum Amy in the Green Community Shop & Centre before her haircut over the road at Gossip.

Aleesa has raised nearly £900 through her GoFundMe page and in cash donations. She first had a serious chop a few years ago and decided to go through it again to raise more money for charity. She has been a young carer for her mum since she was seven. Aleesa said, “I’ve loved the Green Community Shop for years and have been a regular there since I was two. They’ve done a lot for us and our community and have been a huge support with Mum being so ill. I can’t bear to see it go so thought of what I could do to raise money to keep them open. I’d done it before and raised over £1,000 so went even shorter to hopefully raise more!”

Dillan from Gossip talks through Aleesa’s new “Pixie Cut.”

Amy, Aleesa’s mum said, “I’m so proud of Aleesa. She is always campaigning for change. She’s been with me to protests, rallies, and sleep-ins since she was very young; she started a debate club in school to raise social and political issues and has recently been made form representative with suggestions of a sensory garden for girls who struggle with behaviour and a better recycling system. The Green Shop means the world to both of us and is a huge lifeline for so many in our community.”

The first cut!
Aleesa’s hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust

The Little PrincessTrust was founded in memory of 5-year-old Hannah Tarplee . It supplies real-hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Dillan & Aleesa in Gossip and The Green Community Shop & Centre in the background.
The final cut! Aleesa shows off her new haircut.

You can donate to Aleesa’s fundraiser here >>> https://www.gofundme.com/f/getting-the-chop-again