Eight year old Hastings girl to donate hair to children’s cancer charity as she fund raises for new wheelchair

Eight year old Summer Finlay, from St Leonards, has been growing her hair for the past year so she can donate it to the Little Princess Trust which supports children with cancer.

Monday, 14th September 2020, 12:27 pm
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Summer, who suffers from spina bifida, will be braving the cut on September 26 at Studio One hairdressers in Hastings.

Summer and her family are currently raising funds for a specialised sports wheelchair, so that she can take part in her passion for Wheelchair BMX sport. They need to raise £5,000.

Summer started taking part in Wheelchair BMX at the age of three after being inspired by an online video. She now needs to upgrade her chair.

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Summer decided she would like to raise money for the chair by helping others at the same time.

She said: “I am really excited - I just want to help people.”

Earlier this year, in July, Summer featured on the big screen at London’s Piccadilly Circus as part of a national tribute to the NHS.

Artist Helen Marshall, who created a huge video mosaic to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS, was moved by Summer who spent every Thursday evening during lockdown clapping for the NHS.

She also became the first person to complete the Eastbourne Half Marathon when, at the age of six, she was pushed round the course by dad Shaun.

To support Summer in her efforts, visit her fund raising page at www.gofundme.com/f/summers-WCMX-WheelChair.

Dad Shaun said: “Each and every donation is extremely appreciated and means so much to us.”