Two young big hearted sisters from Northfield are raising money to give back to much loved Birmingham children’s charity, Matt’s Mission.
Amelia (9) and Skye (8) Gordon are both diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2. SMA is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system: the connection between the nerves and muscles doesn’t work as it should, meaning muscles become progressively weaker and more wasted.
Both girls use power wheelchairs and face day to day physical and medical challenges.
Matt’s Mission provides experiences and activities for very poorly children. The girls themselves have enjoyed Matt’s Mission events, such as bonfire and halloween events, and will be enjoying a holiday at the charity’s respite holiday home in Skegness next year.
Despite their own issues, Amelia and Skye are determined to help others by giving back to the charity that has supported them and will be taking part in the next princess hair donation event.
Participants raise funds through sponsorship and their long hair is cut short, with their hair being donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children battling cancer.
On hair donation day, the children taking part are treated to a VIP celebration including a horse and carriage ride, real live princesses, princess tea party, glitter and facepainting and of course a new hair style!
Mum Sophie said: “I’m very proud: they want to help other poorly children who would benefit from their hair and help Matt’s Mission to support other families like their own by funding nice things through the charity.”
If you can sponsor Amelia and Skye they would be very, very grateful! Visit their donation page.