Teenager to lose her locks in memory of sister

Shannon Knighton
Shannon Knighton

A teenager from Irthlingborough is shaving her head in memory of her little sister who lost a battle with cancer at the age of three.

Shannon Knighton, 13, is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for Chelsea’s Angels, the charity set up to raise more awareness of childhood cancer as a tribute to her sister Chelsea.

The headshave is taking place on Monday, September 9, which would have been Chelsea’s eighth birthday, at Through The Looking Glass hair salon in High Street, Irthlingborough, at 4.30pm.

A family spokesman said: “This is a brave act from a young lady who has seen first hand what cancer does to people, especially little children.”

Chelsea lost her battle with the rare childhood cancer Neuroblastoma in August 2009.

The family set up the charity to help children diagnosed with the condition and other rare cancers.

Supporters are being encouraged to give £2. To do so text ‘SHAZ13 £2’ (or change the amount accordingly to what you want to donate) to 70070.