Wisbech sisters supporting Billy Lee appeal
Three generous sisters are hoping to raise £1,000 towards the costs of buying a new prosthetic leg for a Wisbech St Mary man.
Shannon (11), Ellie-Shae (9) and Kacey Williams (6) will be having their long hair cut into bobs to help two very good causes.
The trio’s hair will be used to make wigs for youngsters battling cancer thanks to the Little Princess Trust.
But they are also hoping to be sponsored to help the Billy Lee Back On My Own Two Feet Appeal.
Billy is recovering at home after surgeons amputated his right leg as a result of a rare cancer.
His parents Spencer and Rebecca launched an appeal to raise £70,000 to buy a Helix 3D leg which is not available on the NHS.
The appeal has now reached an amazing £31,000 in just three weeks thanks to the generosity of Fenland.
The girls, who live in Opportune Road, Wisbech, with parents Matthew Williams and Sherie Ablett, were inspired to help after learning of Billy’s appeal.
Their efforts have so far raised £530 and they are booked into Reflections Hairdressers, Norwich Road, Wisbech, on March 6.
Sherie said: “They have all got really long hair and Ellie-Shae has never had more than an inch cut off. She’s normally very protective of her hair but is quite happy to have it cut short to help.
“I am very proud of them and they are lovely little girls.
“They all really wanted to do it.
“I would urge anyone to sponsor them.”
A sponsor form is available at Ramnoth Junior School.
Billy and his family have been overwhelmed with the response to the appeal, which has seen youngsters donate their pocket money and pensioners sending cheques.
Mrs Lee said: “We are overwhelmed and can’t thank everyone enough. The generosity and community support has blown us away.”
More fundraisers are being planned for the Billy Lee appeal.
Outwell firm Bloom and Wake will be holding a “Do it for Billy” event today.
A jumble sale will be held in Wisbech St Mary Primary School from noon to 4pm on Saturday, February 28.
Wisbech band Sound -Station will be supporting the fundraising with a gig in Wisbech St Mary Sports and Social Club from 7.30pm on Saturday, February 28.
A ladies evening, including a meal, will be held at Wisbech Rugby Club on Friday, March 6. Tickets cost £25.
Wisbech St Mary Sports and Social Club will be hosting a craft fair on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 3pm.
Trevor Clarke will take on a 24-hour snooker marathon at Wisbech Ex-Services Club on Saturday, March 14.
On Friday, March 20, a sponsored leg wax will be held at the Dove Court Care Home while a coffee morning is to take place at Elm Centre.
If you would like to make a donation go to: www.gofundme.com/Billyon2feet. Donations are accepted at Holiday With Us branches in High Street, March, and Market Place, Wisbech, and Bantoft and Co accountants in The Boathouse, Wisbech.