A little girl with a big heart has raised over £1,000 for charity and donated 10 inches of her crowning glory to make a poorly child feel special.
And it seemed like the whole of Burnley became “hairmazing” and threw its support behind Madison Regan (seven) in her brave bid to help the Little Princess charity that makes wigs for terminally ill children.
Madison’s proud mum, Jackie of Venice Avenue, Burnley, said: “We are so proud of Madison and would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support, donations and help.”
Madison set her heart on doing something to help the charity after she met another little girl on holiday in Florida who had been diagnosed with cancer and had just months to live.
Once news spread that she was donating her hair to the Little Princess charity, donations and sponsor money began to flood in.
Her school held a non-uniform day and collected £240 and several local businesses and individuals donated cash and raffle prizes for a fund-raising night and surprise party thrown for Madison at the Park View pub, Burnley.
After having her hair cut at the Indulgence salon in Anglesey Avenue Madison was chauffeured to the party in a pink limousine supplied by boohoo.com.
And she was greeted by family, including stepdad Ian Rowley, brother Charlie (11), school pals and teachers who went along to cheer Madison. Minnie Mouse made a guest appearance and there were party games, dancing and raffles.
Jackie said: “As soon as Madison saw the balloons she knew the party was for her and for all she has done. But she was thrilled to bits to see all her family and friends.”