Crazy hair day raises cash for Irthlingborough charity in memory of Chelsea

Crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

Crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

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People of all ages went 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.

The crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

The crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

She had one wish before she died for her family to help other poorly children like her, and the charity invited schools, businesses and groups to get involved with their latest fundraiser on Friday (May 22).

People swapped their normal hair-do and went for crazy hair or a wig instead.

Among those who took part were staff and children at Irthlingborough Junior School.

The school’s deputy headteacher Jo Meekings said their efforts raised more than £220 for the charity.

The crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

The crazy hair day at Irthlingborough Junior School

A number of other organisations took part, including Freemans Academy in Wellingborough.

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.