Caring Downpatrick girl donating hair for anyone suffering the effects of treatment for disease

Caring Downpatrick girl donating hair for anyone suffering the effects of treatment for disease

7 February 2018

NEVAEH Rice is a caring Downpatrick girl with great hair and a big heart.

Six year-old Nevaeh is donating her beautiful long hair, so that it can be made into a wig for anyone suffering the effects of treatment for disease.

Her mum, Christine, explains: “We were watching a documentary about two years ago on the effects some treatments had on children suffering cancer.

“I explained to Nevaeh that some children have to wear a wig due to the effects of treatment.  These wigs were made from hair donated by other people.

“Nevaeh replied, ‘Well I would like to donate my hair’, and that is where the story began.”  

‘When I started my research into this I found out that a local hairdresser Bridgeen King In Castlewellan, catered for people who required wigs, and after getting in touch with her here we are.

Nevaeh’s generosity doesn’t end there.  Her mum started a justgiving page, where they hoped to raise the cost of making a wig, as it is between £350 and £500.

The great news is that they have already raised £1000 for the Little Princess Trust charity that makes wigs.

“We were blown away by the generosity of people.” Christine said. “We just can’t believe it.”

The justgiving page remains open until the end of February.