Ten year-old child model Sofia Holmes from Gorseinon, Wales, is planning on cutting her hair on 13th April from 2pm at the Llanelli Parc Trostre branch of Marks and Spencers, and donating the 18” braid to the Little Princess Trust.
In 2015, Sofia won the Face of the Globe competition – an annual international beauty pageant hosted over one week between the UK and Disneyland Paris. After winning, Sofia elected the Little Princess Trust to be her charity of choice and she has since been working hard to raise money for the Trust.
One of her many fundraising activities includes frequent stints of bag-packing at the Llanelli Parc Trostre Marks and Spencers store. During this time, she has developed quite a rapport with the local shoppers and staff of M&S. So much so, that Gail Webster, an employee of the Llanelli M&S branch, will be cutting Sofia’s hair for her!
Gail told us ‘I have been cutting Sofia’s hair for a very long time now but she only ever has a trim! It is nearly down to her knees so it’s a huge amount to be donating to the Little Princess Trust!’.
Pradeep Patel, Store Manager at M&S Llanelli Parc Trostre said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Sofia’s fundraising for the Little Princess Trust. Helping to transform the lives of children facing hair loss through cancer and other conditions is a cause that matters greatly to myself and my colleagues. Sofia has inspired us all by bravely facing the chop and we’re overwhelmed by the support our customers have offered in helping her to fundraise for such a worthy cause.”
Monica Glass, Charity Manager at the Little Princess Trust said ‘We feel honoured that Sofia has chosen to support the Little Princess Trust since 2015 and on top of all of her other fundraising efforts, we think that her decision to donate her lovely long hair is truly amazing. What an inspiring young girl Sofia is!’.
If you would like to go along and support Sofia, head along to Llanlelli Parc Trostre Marks and Spencers on Thursday 13th April. Sofia will be bag-packing in store from 10am and the hair cutting event will commence at 2pm.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Little Princess Trust, on Tuesday 11 April, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/