This was sent in by Louise, Lexi’s Gran.
She said: I hope you don’t mind me sending the video made by my beautiful, caring granddaughter. This was completely her idea (I’m nervous about her cutting her lovely hair). Here is Lexi’s video.
As you can see, lovely Lexi has a fabulous head of hair, so this is a brave move. This is what she says on the fundraising Facebook page set up for her, where you can donate.
Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I’m raising money for CLIC Sargent and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate £5 or £500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.
CLIC Sargent fights tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, often when they feel they can’t. We do this individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things, like getting well. And if the worst happens, we will work with bereaved families to get them support, to help them cope with their emotional pain.
My name is Alexis Chambers , I’m 10 years old and go to St Petroc’s School. I have only had my hair cut twice and it is very long now. I’m going to cut my hair and give my hair to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for people that have lost their hair. I also want to raise money for Clic Sargent because I want people to get better quicker and they need money to find a cure or new treatment. I don’t want people to get sick.
I want to do this for a little girl called Isabelle who is at my School. Shes a lovely girl and she wasn’t afraid to show what had happened to her. She had lost her hair because she had leukaemia. My friend Isabelle is 1 in 12 Children who get diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia everyday. I always want people to be happy, not sad. Isabelle is beautiful with or without her hair. But if a wig makes you feel better on the outside then you should be able to have one.
My Aunty Zelda had cancer, too, and her hair fell out. When we first saw her with no hair my brother Lucas said: ‘Oh look Aunty Zelda forgot to put her hair on’, and then carried on what he was doing. He thought everyone just put their hair on and didn’t realise she was poorly. We didn’t care. I thought she still looked pretty with no hair. I wish that they didn’t get sick and need a wig.
All the money I raise will be given to the charity Clic Sargent.
Thank you for your time.
**As soon as it is safe for me to go to the hairdresser’s, I will be going to Hannah Woodgates to have it done, as she has very nicely agreed to cut it for me. Thanks Hannah!
Lexi was very sad to find that with only a year to go at St Petroc’s, they are closing their Key Stage 2 facility. St Petroc’s has announced plans to refocus as a pre-prep and Key Stage 1 School. Current and future pupils in Years 3 – 6 will have to continue their Independent education at Shebbear College, not in Bude.