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Jen and Robyn Jarrett

Jen's amazing shave

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My story

[p]**Update 20 July** Our hair has been mailed to The Little Princess Trust. It's not too late to support our fundraising though, please continue to share Jen's story. [/p][p]**Update** We did it! Our hair will be on it's way to Little Princess Trust.[/p][p]Thank you to everyone who has donated already. I love reading your messages 😊[/p][p]My story...[/p][p]Hi, my name’s Jen and I’m nine years old. On 16 July I will be shaving off [b]all[/b] my hair![/p][p]Now, I know that you probably think I’m crazy, but here is why I am doing this…You see, I want to do something to help people like me, people who’ve helped me and people who’ve helped those I love…so….[/p][p]At the beginning of the year my Uncle was diagnosed with Cancer. Because of Covid, I haven’t been able to see my Uncle or give him a hug.[/p][p]Sometimes the medicine that people use to treat cancer can make them lose their hair, so I want to give my hair to the Little Princess Trust to be used in a wig…my way of helping someone with a terrible disease feel just a little bit better.[/p][p]Then there is the dodgy ticker thing. My brother and I are both ‘heart babies’. That means we were both born with poorly hearts. My brother has had three operations (he’s only 15) and I have had one, but I have to have another one – we just don’t know when yet. I see my cardiologist twice a year.[/p][p]My grandfathers (Gandy and Opa), grandmother (Ouma) and uncle have also all had heart attacks. I can’t really remember my Gandy because his heart just wasn’t strong enough and he died when I was a baby.[/p][p]So, I want to help raise some money for the British Heart Foundation to help them find cures and treatments for people like us with poorly hearts. I don’t want other people to miss out on knowing members of their family because their hearts are just not strong enough.[/p][p]Then there is the NHS. Without the NHS my brother and I would not be alive. We have the very best doctors and nurses looking after us, so I know we are very, very lucky![/p][p]I have also met lots of amazing doctors and nurses and other people doing all sorts of jobs at Royal Surrey. I have been cared for by physio, the eye clinic, doctors and nurses. They are all brilliant.[/p][p]They always take such good care of me and they have had to work even harder because of Covid. I want to raise some money to help the Royal Surrey workers have something nice because they really deserve it.[/p][p]So, please help. But...before I go I must also tell you that my mummy is also a little crazy as she will be shaving her head too, so that we can be ‘fuzzy-headed’ together.[/p][p]Please give what you can to help me reach my goal.[/p][p]Thank you,[/p][p]Jen.[/p][p]x[/p]
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Aug 29, 2020

Robyn

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 14, 2020

Medirest Team

Hi Jen and Robyn, we would like to donate part of the money that we raised on your behalf from all the Medirest team here at RSCH

£500.00

Jul 29, 2020

Ashley

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2020

Anonymous

Well done Jen! Love from Paul Fiona James Anna and Brendan

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 25, 2020

Rik Patel

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2020

Janis -US

Jen and Robyn, You are amazing. Thank you for spreading hope and joy!

£30.00

Jul 24, 2020

Anonymous

I work with Simon and he told our team yesterday what an amazing thing you have done. All that lovely hair will make someone else so happy. Well Done x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2020

Debbie

You're an inspiration. You're a ray of sunshine. You're awesome.

Jul 24, 2020

Anonymous

brilliant!!!!!!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2020

Eva Doyle