Teen cuts off 13 inches of hair to raise vital funds for local children’s hospice

A 13-year-old girl from Benfleet has raised over £200 in support of her local children’s hospice by cutting 13 inches of her hair.

Tegan Bragg who underwent her charity haircut on Thursday 6th August, has been growing her hair to raise money for Little Havens based in Thundersley, as well as kindly donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust  – a charity which makes hair into wigs for children who have undergone cancer treatment.

Tegan is no stranger to fundraising for charity, she previously donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust three years ago but this time round she wanted to also raise money for her local children’s hospice so they can continue to care for children and babies with complex or incurable conditions.

Jane Bragg, Tegan’s mother said: “This time Tegan wanted to support a local children’s charity with her donations so as many children as possible can benefit. Myself and Tegan have discussed hospice care in the past so Tegan chose to help Little Havens knowing that the money raised would help the charity and possibly one of the children would one day benefit from a wig made of her hair.”

“The whole family is very proud of her for doing this again. She loves her hair long so it was a big deal to have so much of it cut off especially as she doesn’t even like having it trimmed really. She loves her new hair and she’s very grateful to everyone that has donated and is hoping that a few more people will do so now they can see that it’s been done. A big thank you to everyone for supporting an amazing cause especially at the moment when money is tighter for a lot of people.”

Jane Hopkins, Voluntary Income Area Team Leader at Havens Hospices said, “Our free hospice care can only exist because of the support and generosity from people like Tegan and we can’t thank her enough for her kindness in raising vital funds for Little Havens. It will truly make such a positive difference to the children, babies and families we care for.”

To support Havens Hospices in continuing ‘Making every day count’ for the people they care for, visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/fundraising for ideas on how to support the charity.


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Tegan After Her Hair Cut in support of Little Havens