Joanna’s fundraising trim for children’s charity

Joanna Cooper has her Head shaved by Marcus Dunning at Laurel's Cafe, Todmorden
Joanna Cooper has her Head shaved by Marcus Dunning at Laurel's Cafe, Todmorden

A cafe owner benefitted two good causes on a busy day last Sunday.

Joanna Cooper, who owns Laurel’s Cafe on Water Street, Todmorden, has so far raised around £875 for the Christie organisation and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair after receiving treatment for cancer.

Joanna’s coffee morning was more of a coffee day and things didn’t get really busy until the time approached for her hair trim and shave, she said.

“I wanted to raise some money for Christie’s because my uncle Louis Srancioli has had treatment from them and his daughter, my cousin Abi, cut off the pony tail first.

“Then a friend of mine, Marcus Dunning, who is a hairdresser in Halifax, then trimmed my hair and shaved my head. I was more excited about it than nervous,” she said.

Joanna said she has always had long brown hair before but could now consider any style she wanted when it grew back.

A crowd were there to offer encouragement and people can still add to the total, by going into Laurel’s Cafe or by going online to Joanna’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/Joanna-Cooper25/

You can find out more about the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and its centres by centre by logging on to www.christie.nhs.uk

You can find out more about the work of the Little Princess Trust by logging on to www.littleprincesses.org.uk