Sutton student has 2ft of hair cut off to help children’s cancer charity

Bethany Snell had her brunette locks chopped off at a sponsored event to help young people affected by cancer treatments and other conditions that cause hair loss.

In addition to cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Bethany’s mobility on her left side is affected and she mainly uses a wheelchair. She also has epilepsy, curvature of her spine and learning difficulties.

But despite her own setbacks, the 20-year-old student at Eckington’s Landmarks Specialist College wanted to help others.

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Bethany’s new hair does

She decided to host a sponsored haircut at the Serenity Hair Salon in Outram Street, Sutton on Tuesday, May 4.

The event was for the benefit of the Little Princess Trust, which uses real hair to make wigs for children and young people up to 24 years old who have lost their own hair.

Bethany has been helped in her fundraiser by brothers Jamie and Harry, mom Donna and dad Andy.

The Snell family had called on Chad readers to support Bethany’s efforts in April and she’s already raised around £ 300, but there’s still more to collect.

Bethany Snell with Mother Donna in the haircut

Mother Donna said, “Bethany thinks she is beautiful and loves her new hair. She is over the moon with it. She even decided she wanted to have it dyed purple.

“Claire has done a fantastic job and Bethany is already looking at other colors for the next time she goes back for a trim.”

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Bethany Snell who has cerebral palsy doing a sponsored haircut at Serenity hair salon Outram St, Sutton. Claire Reason cuts Bethany’s hair.

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