AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl whose little brother has cystic fibrosis has had her beautiful long locks cut to raise funds to help beat the disease.
Natasha Plunkett, of Whitby, was sponsored to have her hair cut short to raise money and awareness to support her brother Joshua.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition – only half of people with it live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
The event, on Friday was organised by Natasha and her mum Elena with the help of local mobile hairdresser Adele, from Hair by Adele.
To date Natasha has received £450 in sponsorship, which has thrilled the family.
Proud mum Elena said: “Natasha has been wanting to do some fundraising for Josh and has also been talking about having her haircut so she came up with this idea a few months ago.
“We would all like to say a big thank you everyone for all their support it is amazing. If anyone else would like to still sponsor Natasha they can contact me on 07751792480.”
Money raised from the fundraiser will help to fight cystic fibrosis, enabling the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to invest in cutting-edge research to develop better treatments and ultimately find a cure.
It will also provide support to those with cystic fibrosis and their families and help to drive up standards in medical care.
In addition to the money being raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust Natasha will also be donating the hair that is cut off to Macmillan Cancer Support to make wigs for people undergoing chemotherapy.