Crazy Hair Day for Northamptonshire charity

Chelsea's Angels is having a crazy hair or wig day on May 22
Chelsea's Angels is having a crazy hair or wig day on May 22

People are being urged to go crazy with their hair in memory of a little girl who lost hers during treatment for cancer.

Chelsea Knighton was the inspiration behind Chelsea’s Angels, a charity set up after she lost her two-year fight against childhood cancer neuroblastoma in August 2009.

She had one wish before she died for her family to help other poorly children like her, and the charity is urging schools, businesses and groups to get involved with the latest fundraiser.

People are being asked to ditch their normal hair-do and go for crazy hair or to wear a wig on Friday, May 22.

Michelle Tomkins, who runs the charity with Chelsea’s mum Emma Knighton, said: “We want people to be creative and have lots of fun.

“For the many children who are fighting cancer, they can sometimes lose their hair. They may choose to wear a wig like in this picture of Chelsea.

“Having hair is taken for granted by so many of us so show your support and join us by creating a crazy hairstyle or wear a wig.”

Anyone taking part is asked to donate 50p to suport a child fighting cancer.

The Irthlingborough-based charity helps families who have children undergoing treatment by paying for various items. It could be a gift for the child or assistance to the parents to cover fuel costs to get to and from hospital appointments.

They also provide care packs for youngsters having treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

For more details go to www.chelseasangels.co.uk.