Wrexham teenager loses locks in memory of great-nain


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A YOUNG woman had her hair cut away to raise funds in memory of her great-grandmother.

Wrexham teenager Alana Stoner, 15, was given the razor treatment on her hair at the Gozo Salon at Eagles Meadow yesterday.

Friends and family turned out for the event, including Alana’s seven brothers and two sisters.

The cut raised £282 for Cancer Research UK and funds are still being raised on Alana’s online donation page.

Alana wanted to raise funds in memory of great-grandmother Margaret Davies, who died of cancer in 1999 when Alana was just a few months old.

Alana’s mother Charlotte Polley said: “I’m really proud of her. By the time she had got all the funding, I thought she’d done really well.

“She did it in memory of my nain – her great-nain – who passed away in 1999.”

Alana’s hair was cut to grade four at the sides and grade eight at the top – leaving it far shorter than the 20-inch locks to which she was used.

Hair cut from Alana’s head will go to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes real-hair wigs for children undergoing treatments for cancer.

Alana, a pupil of Rhosnesni High and an ex-pupil of Ysgol y Gwenfro Primary School, said: “I’m feeling really good and I’m really happy with new hair. 

“I’m probably going to keep it short for a while. And I think, from now on, I’m going to carry on doing things like this to help raise money for Cancer Research.”

For more information or to donate to Alana’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/Alana-Polley.

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