Cutting off locks for dad

Kelly Moizer-Peace, of Southowram, is 'having a crop' to raise money Yorkshire Cancer Research
Kelly Moizer-Peace, of Southowram, is 'having a crop' to raise money Yorkshire Cancer Research

A Halifax woman is losing her locks in memory of her brave father.

On her 35th birthday, Kelly Moizer-Peace’s mother Helen Pidgeon will cut her daughter’s hair in memory of Alan Pidgeon who lost his life in April to skin cancer disease - malignant melanoma.

Alan Pidgeon, pictured on his 60th birthday

Alan Pidgeon, pictured on his 60th birthday

Kelly, of Southowram, is raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research and on October 5, a party will be held at her parents Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, home where her hair will be chopped-off short followed by food, music and Alan’s last wish will be fulfilled when his ashes will be launched into the sky in a special firework show.

Kelly said: “People keep telling me I’m brave to cut my hair off but it’s just hair and it will grow back.

“My dad was brave – I’m just having a haircut. He fought his cancer courageously, with humour and a smile. My mum and dad are my role models – my whole life all I’ve known is love and so much laughter.

“My dad really was one in a million. I’m proud to call him my dad, but even more proud to call him my friend. I miss him so much and he will never be forgotten.”

Kelly set a £100 target for her chosen charity but has already raised £800. She will donate her locks to The Little Princess Trust - a charity that provides real hair wigs for children who have lost theirs to cancer. To sponsor Kelly for Yorkshire Cancer Research see justgiving.com/kellymoizer-peace.