Jessica leads the fun at Addingham panto fundraising

Wharfedale Observer: Jessica Doherty with Addingham Pantomime Group before her charity haircut Jessica Doherty with Addingham Pantomime Group before her charity haircut

A village pantomime has raised more than a £1,000 for a children’s charity, as a long-serving member of the group prepares to snip 14 inches off her hair off for the same cause.

Every year, Addingham Pantomime Group has a collection for a chosen charity and this year’s charity is The Little Princess Trust. The Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Jessica Doherty, who has been involved in pantomime since she was seven, is having 14 inches of her own hair cut off and donating it towards the making of a wig on her 19th birthday.

She is collecting donations herself at justgiving.com/jessdoherty. Each wig costs £350 to make.

In support of her efforts, the pantomime group, which has just finished its production of Mother Goose, held a collection which raised £1,200.

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