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Eloise Roberts (OK 2012-16) raises money for Cambodian children by donating her hair!

Eloise made the brave move to chop off her hair and donate it to the wonderful Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments or other conditions.
25 Mar 2021
United Kingdom
OK News

This March, Eloise (OK 2012-2016) made the brave move to chop off her hair and donate it to the wonderful Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments or other conditions. 

https://alumni.kellettschool.com/files/large/1448c1c50028486Eloise’s philanthropic spirit was first awakened when she was a Reception student at Kellett back in 2012. Eloise’s mother Nicky used to volunteer for the fantastic charity Box of Hope, an organisation with whom Kellett have partnered for many years. During her time with Box of Hope, Nicky and Eloise were able to travel to Phnom Penh to visit the Cambodian Children’s Fund in person. Despite only being 4 years old at the time, this experience had a lasting impact on Eloise, who is now 12 years old.  

“My trip to Phnom Penh in 2013 is something I will never forget. I was in Reception at Kellett, and my Mum was working for Box of Hope and suggested we went to visit the Cambodian Children’s Fund to hand-deliver some of the gift boxes. I will always remember seeing the rubbish dump where the children lived and the families worked.  It made me appreciate my comfortable life in Hong Kong, and think about what I could do to help CCF. Since that visit I have given some of my Christmas and birthday money to CCF every year. I am so happy that this year I have done something really special by cutting my hair to raise money for CCF through sponsorship, and then donating my hair to a children’s wig charity in the UK called the Little Princess Trust.  The money I have raised is enough to buy a whole new house for a family! I cannot wait to visit CCF again one day.”

Now at school in the UK, Eloise received the ‘Spirit of Windlesham Award’ at her current school, and the charity she decided to raise funds for was, of course, CCF! However, she also wanted to include a UK based charity in her award, so she combined her CCF efforts with The Little Princess Trust. 

Eloise set the goal to raise GBP2,000 for the CCF, a large sum of money for the charity. She was not only able to do this, but she surpassed her goal by over 50%, raising over GBP3,000! 

We are incredibly proud of what Eloise has accomplished, and were thrilled to hear that an experience that she had at Kellett School has had such a lasting, positive impact on her. With her fundraising, Eloise has been able to cover the cost of building one house for a family of five, as well as a smaller house too! 

If you would like to donate to Eloise’s cause, you can do so at her JustGiving page.

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