A six-year-old girl is determined to fulfil her fundraising venture – despite a holiday treat reward being cancelled.
Ever since little Bethany Luther saw the plight of youngsters who’d lost their hair while battling cancer, she was determined to help.
For two years she grew her hair with the aim of donating it to a charity to make wigs and has chosen the Little Princess Trust.
As a reward, her parents Catherine Wear and James Luther, of Collingwood Street, South Shields, saved their cash in the hope they’d be able to take their daughter on a trip to Disneyland Paris as a treat for the selfless act.
They booked through South Shields Day Trips but their trip, along with dozens of others, was cancelled when the firm collapsed and it is now the subject of a police probe.
Despite the setback, Bethany is still going ahead with the cut and has so far raised £250 for the cause.
Her proud mum said: “It was so heartbreaking to have to tell her about the trip being cancelled, but we are so proud she is still going through with it – not that there were any doubts.”
Bethany will undergo the cut on August 27 at Hair by Given and Hall, in Stanhope Road, South Shields.
Bethany said: “I’m doing it because it’s a nice thing to do.
“I’m not frightened. I want to do it for other children who aren’t well and lose their hair.
“It was nice what my mam and dad did, book a holiday to Disneyland.
“But it doesn’t matter that I can’t go, because I’m lucky my mam and dad are here with me and that’s the best thing.”
To sponsor Bethany, call into the salon or One-Stop shop in Stanhope Road, South Shields.
l A 24-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with the South Shields Day Trips collapse, a is currently on police bail pending further inquiries in relation to the running of the firm.