A GIRL from Rhyl is to have her hair cut off in aid of both a charity and the hospital which helped her brother after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Genevieve “Genie” Quirke, seven, will lose her locks on Wednesday (May 1) to support Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and The Little Princess Trust - www.justgiving.com/page/geniesbigcut-1714324522429.

This comes after her 10-year-old brother, Hendrix, underwent treatment at Alder Hey’s oncology ward after he was found to have cancerous brain tumours.


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The Little Princess Trust provides wigs to those who lose their own hair through cancer treatment or conditions like alopecia, so Genie will donate her hair to the charity, and funds raised to Alder Hey.

After being diagnosed with cancer a year ago, Hendrix has since been given the all-clear.

Her mum, Diana, said she and dad Nathan are “beyond proud of both of them”.

Rhyl Journal: (L-R) Siblings Memphis, Genie, Athena, Shelby, and Hendrix(L-R) Siblings Memphis, Genie, Athena, Shelby, and Hendrix (Image: Diana Quirke)

She said: “Genie was apart from her bro for such a long time, and was so brave through it all.

“To say that she wants to do this to help other children and raise money for them… I’m beyond proud of her.

“It’s such a sweet, kind thing to do, but that’s her nature in general. She’s been so supportive of her brother and her other siblings.”

“Hendrix has just been given the all-clear, which is absolutely amazing. He’s gone through over 20 rounds of chemotherapy in Alder Hey, and had to go to Manchester for two months of radiotherapy

“He still has to have regular MRI scans, but he’s doing really well. Alder Hey were such an amazing team, and were just really supportive emotionally.”

The Little Princess Trust kindly gifted Hendrix a wig during his treatment after his chemotherapy caused him to lose his own hair.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK.

Genie has set a donation target of £100 for Alder Hey, meanwhile.