Date: Wednesday 16 September 2015
We sponsored a schoolgirl from Rogerstone, South Wales, to have her long hair cut off and donate it to Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for cancer patients.
Our South Wales team, which is currently building high-quality homes at our Tregwilym Gate development on the outskirts of the village, donated £200 to 10-year-old Isabella Jones to support her cause.
The sponsorship money raised by Isabella will be given to leading charity Cancer Research UK, while her hair will be donated to the trust and used to make wigs for children across the UK who have lost their own hair through chemotherapy.
Proud mum Susan Jones says: “Bella has been keen to raise money for charity for some time now, and it was her friend Sophie Trott who came up with the idea to donate to Little Princess Trust.
“She wanted to raise money because her great aunt Julie has suffered from cancer for a long time, and we have unfortunately lost some special people to the disease, including our daughter-in-law and Bella’s uncle’s god-daughter, who died aged 10 last year.”
Isabella had her hair cut off on Saturday 22nd August by a local hairdresser, and is raising money through an online fundraising page.
“Bella was really excited to be doing this, but she was a little nervous too, as she has always had long hair,” says Susan. “I’m very proud and humbled that Bella did such a wonderful act to raise money, she had 25cms cut off her hair.”
The sponsorship from our team at South Wales came about after Isabella and her family recently moved into a new home at Tregwilym Gate.
Susan adds: “We are very grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s support and kind generosity. Bella has always raised money by helping out at events organised by our local school’s PTA, but she’s never taken part in anything like this before.
“We’re very humbled that Taylor Wimpey has decided to highlight this fundraiser and support Bella’s charity effort, and we hope now that Bella’s actions will increase awareness and help others to not lose special people in their lives in the future.”
Sara Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Wales, says: “When we heard what Isabella is doing for the Little Princess Trust, we were very touched. It’s a lovely gesture and a very selfless act, and we are delighted to show our support.
“We were so impressed by Isabella’s fundraising that we even gave her a £50 gift voucher of her choice to say well done!
“Her donation will help transform the life of another child. We hope she is very proud of the money she is raising and wish her the best of luck!”
There’s a superb selection of three and four-bedroom properties currently available to reserve at Tregwilym Gate.