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'Nothing was changing her mind'

A five-year-old girl from Carlisle had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.

Amy Renwick's haircut has raised £1,000 for charity, and she has donated the hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Her mother has said she is proud of her daughter, who was determined to go through with the charity effort after making the decision late last year.


5-Year-old girl cuts hair for cancer charity

Amy having her hair cut off Credit: ITV Border

A five-year-old girl from Carlisle has raised £1000 and had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.

Amy Renwick's locks will now be donated to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to their treatment.

Her mother says it was all Amy's idea.

Oh it's just amazing , I was so surprised when she said she wanted to do it. Nothing was changing her mind, she's stuck at it since before Christmas and not changed her mind so really really proud."


Local charity offers personalised cancer support

Three new services will be offered by the charity Sandra founded Credit: ITV Border

Three new projects designed to offer personalised support to those suffering from cancer are being launched by a charity in Cumbria.

The Odyssey Foundation will now offer services including counselling, healthy eating workshops and rehabilitation programmes.

Sandra Jones founded the charity after being diagnose with cancer herself in 2011.

It became a registered charity in 2014 and has since raised twenty thousand pounds to fund the projects.

What is the Macmillan Cancer Charity?

Organisers of a Carlisle coffee morning hope to raise more than £1,000 for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.

Here's a quick summary of the charity, so you know where your money is going:

  • Founded in 1911, the charity helps people with cancer by providing practical, emotional and financial support. This can be anything from a lift to hospital, to a grant to pay for heating bills.
  • 98% of income comes from donations, so charity events like today's coffee morning in Carlisle are vital.
  • Last year they raised nearly £190m. £121.7m went on services for people affected by cancer, with the largest portion going towards healthcare. The remaining money was spent on governance and fundraising.


Carlisle Vicar backs make-up-free selfies

The recent trend of women posting pictures of themselves without make-up has raised more than £8million for cancer charities. But, it hasn't been without controversy.

Some commentators have questioned the origin of the idea, others the motives of those taking part. But for one vicar from Carlisle the reasons were very personal and the money raised justification enough for taking part.

Pam and Gregg were joined in the studio by The Reverend Sue Wicks and also by Dr Sarah Hazell from Cancer Research UK in London.

To find out more about breast cancer you can visit the Cancer Research UK website.

Men join the selfie trend

It is not just women that are contributing to the selfie trend.

Men have also joined the trend to show their support for cancer charities. However, the twist is that men are putting on make-up to show their support.

Women posting pictures of themselves without make-up recently became popular and has raised more than £8 million pounds for cancer charities.

Below are some of the pictures we've received so far.

Cumbrian doctors warning after fake cancer diagnosis emails sent to patients

Cumbrian doctors are warning their patients to be on their guard following a spate of spam emails targeting people in the county.

The emails claim to have been sent by NICE - the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - claiming that blood test results indicate the patient may have cancer.

The fake email states: “Further to your recent blood tests the results of your full blood count have indicated your white blood cells are low which could indicate cancer".

“A number of patients from different parts of Cumbria have contact their GP practices after reciving this spam email, which has caused concern and distress.

“We would like to confirm patients across Cumbria that this email is malicious, and that NICE are currently investigating where it is coming from and who is responsible.”

– Dr David Rogers, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Medical Director

The emails are being investigated by the police

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