Blackburn girl's long locks to be made into a wig for poorly child

CUT Jodie

CUT Jodie

First published in Blackburn Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant picture editor

A NINE-YEAR old girl who loves to have her long locks plaited is having it all chopped off for charity.

Jodie Keryk, of Heys Lane, Blackburn, is having her hair cut into a bob and will send the 10 inches that is snipped off to a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

The Meadowhead Junior School pupil came up with the idea after seeing it on an American television show.

Mum Michelle said: “She’s having around 10 inches of hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust — a children’s hair loss charity — which will use the hair to make a wig for a child who has lost their hair because of cancer.

“I am so proud of her. Her hair reaches the bottom of her back and she loves it. When she has it trimmed, she doesn’t like much taking off, so this will be a drastic change for her.

“She initially got the idea from an American TV show. She said that if she ever had her hair cut, she would donate it to charity.

“It’s such a selfless thing to do. I know how much she loves her hair, but she seems quite prepared for the change.

“She said she wants to poorly boys and girls to have a special Christmas.”

Jodie’s long locks will be cut off on next Tuesday at Ab Fab hairdressers in Mill Hill, which has donated a cut and blow dry to the cause.

Owner Gail Sutton is also asking customers for donations to help Jodie raise the £350 needed to transform the hair into a wig for a child. So far she has raised around £200.

Jodie said: “I love my long hair, and I love having it in plaits, but there are children who have cancer whose hair has fallen out and it’s not their fault.

“I decided to do it at Christmas time so they could have new hair for Christmas.

“I’m positive that I want to do it because it will help another child.”

To donate visit just giving.com/jodie-keryk

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5:59pm Tue 11 Dec 12

billy32 says...

It's nice when you see a child that gives a thought about someone else for a change. All the best
It's nice when you see a child that gives a thought about someone else for a change. All the best billy32
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6:03pm Tue 11 Dec 12

NUMBER5 says...

Well done Jodie, what a lovely thing to do :-) x
Well done Jodie, what a lovely thing to do :-) x NUMBER5
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9:11pm Tue 11 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out.

How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause.
Just leave the girls hair alone.
Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone. 2 for 5p
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9:58pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Bramley Meade Boy says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out.

How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause.
Just leave the girls hair alone.
And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone.[/p][/quote]And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again? Bramley Meade Boy
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10:01pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Bramley Meade Boy says...

Oh, and well done Jodie on a very noble gesture, I'm sure the recipient of your hair will be eternally grateful.
Oh, and well done Jodie on a very noble gesture, I'm sure the recipient of your hair will be eternally grateful. Bramley Meade Boy
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11:24pm Tue 11 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Bramley Meade Boy wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out.

How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause.
Just leave the girls hair alone.
And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again?
Have you ever heard of synthetic hair before, moron
[quote][p][bold]Bramley Meade Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone.[/p][/quote]And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again?[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of synthetic hair before, moron 2 for 5p
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8:12am Wed 12 Dec 12

Bramley Meade Boy says...

Synthetic hair? Yes! That's it! Raise people's low self esteem by giving them a synthetic wig.
Synthetic hair? Yes! That's it! Raise people's low self esteem by giving them a synthetic wig. Bramley Meade Boy
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9:28am Wed 12 Dec 12

JLB-Lancs says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone.
You should be praising this young thoughtful girl for what she is doing not discouraging her.
I think what this young girl is doing is very brave and selfless and if this was my daughter I would be immensely proud. This town could do with more youngsters like her. Her hair will eventually grow back!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone.[/p][/quote]You should be praising this young thoughtful girl for what she is doing not discouraging her. I think what this young girl is doing is very brave and selfless and if this was my daughter I would be immensely proud. This town could do with more youngsters like her. Her hair will eventually grow back!!!!!! JLB-Lancs
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8:14pm Wed 12 Dec 12

BethanG says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Bramley Meade Boy wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out.

How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause.
Just leave the girls hair alone.
And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again?
Have you ever heard of synthetic hair before, moron
Jodie i'm very proud of you honey! dont know what that person's going on about.. if you'd have read the article you'd know she's 9 and she wants to do it.. :-) well done jodie! x
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bramley Meade Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Jodie please don't do it. It's not to late to back out. How do you lousey lot feel when a young girl cuts off her hair for a charity , why can't you morons not just give the money to the charity. Well why not if you say it is A good cause. Just leave the girls hair alone.[/p][/quote]And what are they going to do with the money they send in, stitch it in to people's heads? It it quite clear you never actually read the story, or are you going to blame it on your phone's predictive text again?[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of synthetic hair before, moron[/p][/quote]Jodie i'm very proud of you honey! dont know what that person's going on about.. if you'd have read the article you'd know she's 9 and she wants to do it.. :-) well done jodie! x BethanG
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