Schoolgirl raises more than £700 for charities

Elodie Chattein
Elodie Chattein

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl has raised more than £700 for charity after chopping her long hair short in memory of her father last Saturday (June 28).

Elodie Chattein has raised hundreds of pounds for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her father, Andy, who passed away last September after suffering from a heart attack, and for the Little Princess Trust.

Emma Hellier hairdressers in Bexhill cut the Blacklands School pupil’s hair on Saturday and send it off to the Little Princess Trust where it will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.

Creating a Just Giving page on June 19, Elodie and her mum Jo were hoping to raise a £100 but by the next morning they had reached more than £200, smashing their target.

Jo said: “It went really well. So far we have raised £726, which is great considering our target was only £100! We’re hoping to reach £1,000. TTA dance group, which Elodie is a part of, is holding a fundraiser, so hopefully that will take us over £1,000. It has been incredible and the comments that people have left remind me of when her dad died and we had lots of messages from lots of different people who didn’t know us. It just goes to show how generous people can be. It has been an absolutely fantastic couple of weeks. I am very, very proud of Elodie.” To donate money, please visit