9 year old girl from Alcester cuts her hair to help children with life-threatening illnesses

Jul 4, 2022 | News

We’re in awe of nine-year-old Sophia from Alcester who had 15 inches of her hair cut off to help the children we support at Molly Ollys. Sophia was nervous, but she wanted to help children who’ve lost their hair through illnesses like cancer. She’s so far raised more than £1100 for us and her hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust.

Her mum, Annie volunteers for us; “Sophia has been to charity events with me. She wants to help children less fortunate than her and this is her way of doing that. She is getting used to her short hair, better for the summer.”


Sophia said; “My friends are all shocked that I did this as I have always had long hair, but I wanted to help poorly children. I think Molly Ollys is amazing because the Charity makes wishes come true for children who have been very unwell.”

Sophia’s original target was £500 which is the average cost of a wish that Molly Ollys delivers for a child. The wishes can be anything from a climbing frame to an ipad to a day trip or something like Amazon vouchers. Each wish is an individual as the child.

Rachel from Molly Ollys said; “I am very proud of Sophia. For her to have raised so much is just fabulous. This money will make such a difference to the children we support. Sophia ia helping to make the dark days brighter for families facing the most terrifying health challenges. Thank you very much.”

To donate to Sophia’s fundraising page, go to

Every donation, whatever size, helps a seriously unwell child


Current data suggests that 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and that 1,900 children under the age of 14 in the UK are diagnosed each year.

More children are diagnosed with a range of other, often rare, conditions and illnesses that are also life-threatening.

Molly Ollys is committed to helping as many of these children and their families as possible, and works hard to raise the necessary funds to be able to help those who contact us.

You can help us do this by making a donation, joining in with our fundraising events, running your own events, using Give as You Live when you are shopping, and by leaving a legacy in your will. Please visit our How you can help page to find out more.