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Evan Pryse, a 12-year-old boy from Mountain Ash, is raising funds for Tenovus Cancer Care, and donating 16 inches of hair to The Little Princess Trust.

Evan’s Great Aunt Jen, Jenny Gorwill, was diagnosed with a terminal Glioblastoma brain tumour in April 2021. To show his support, Evan decided to raise funds for Tenovus Cancer Care, the charity which has been supporting his family, and to donate his 16-inch-long hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which creates wigs for children and young people. Jen is very well known in the chihuahua, Chinese crested, and Xolo dog world and they decided to go to the hairdresser Pontcanna Street as Jen owned a pet store in the early 1970s only 2 doors from the hairdresser.Tenovus Cancer Care have been providing helpful advice and support for his Aunt Jen and the family during this difficult time. Evan wanted to raise as much money as possible so that the charity can support even more people affected by cancer in the future. So far Evan has raised a fantastic £780. You can support Evan by visiting his JustGiving page: Ceri Hill, Regional Fundraising Manager for Tenovus Cancer Care, is grateful for Evan’s support. She said: “On behalf of Tenovus Cancer Care I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to Evan for making the brave decision to cut his long hair. The funds that Evan has raised means that we can support cancer patients and their families when and where they need us most. We really can’t thank Evan enough for supporting Tenovus Cancer Care, people affected by cancer really do need our comfort, support and hope more than ever.” Tenovus Cancer Care has continued to support cancer patients and their loved ones throughout the pandemic. Its mobile support units are delivering chemotherapy treatment, their nurse-led support line is still receiving calls and their benefit advisors are still supporting patients with money worries. And their Sing with Us choirs have been bringing people together on Zoom and Facebook Live!