Teen letting her hair go for epilepsy cash

CHARITY HAIRCUT: Zoe Manghan who is having her hair cut for Epilepsy Research UK, with her mum Jackie Manghan at home in Gedney Dyke.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
CHARITY HAIRCUT: Zoe Manghan who is having her hair cut for Epilepsy Research UK, with her mum Jackie Manghan at home in Gedney Dyke. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A Gedney Dyke teenager is doing something positive for people with epilepsy by giving up her flowing locks for charity.

Zoe Manghan (16) is to have a charity hair cut for Epilepsy Research UK, the centrepiece of a three-fold effort to raise awareness of the condition which she was diagnosed with five years ago.

Apart from the haircut at Abi’z Hair and Beauty, Long Sutton, on July 16, Zoe is also holding a cake sale at her school, Peele Community College, Long Sutton, on July 14.

But first for Zoe is to help organise both a charity archery shoot and pitching contest during a bank holiday weekend fun day at the Rose and Crown pub in Holbeach Hurn on Sunday, May 29.

Jackie Manghan, Zoe’s mum, said: “Zoe started having fits while we were on holiday in Norfolk five years ago and, at the time, we didn’t know what was happening.

“There was no warning that she was going to have an epileptic fit at all and it’s a really difficult condition to understand because it’s something that you can’t see.

“But it’s stopped Zoe doing so many things she’d like to do, including going out with friends, walking a dog and gymnastics for which she was East Midlands Schools Champion in 2008.

“So we want to raise as much money as possible and Zoe will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust to be made into real hair wigs for sick children.”

You can donate now by going to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Zoe-Manghan