Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Ipswich: Woman to shed her locks in memory of her brave sister

09:37 29 October 2012

Photograph of Sabrina Wright who passed away seven years ago

Photograph of Sabrina Wright who passed away seven years ago

Archant

A brave 21-year-old, who suffers from a life-threatening condition, is set to shave her head in memory of her beloved sister.

On November 30, Marie Wright will sit in the hairdresser’s chair and watch her long locks transform into a short crop as a tribute to her sister Sabrina Wright, who was 20 when she lost her battle with leukaemia seven years ago.

The hair they cut off will be donated to the charity the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who lose their hair to chemotherapy.

Marie, who suffers from cystic fibrosis and also wants to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “For Sabrina losing her hair was one of the biggest things she faced. She didn’t want to watch it fall out in clumps so she shaved her head and her wig meant everything to her.”

Remembering her only sister, she added: “She was the loud character in the family, so we all really miss her. Her loss has had a big impact on us all, that’s why she was my inspiration to do this.”

Marie, who lives with her parents in Renfrew Road, added: “I am currently on the transplant list, waiting for a heart and lung transplant – I have been for two years.

“My twin brother John also has the disease. I don’t let myself think about the wait, I won’t think about it until I get that call. Otherwise you live your life watching the phone.”

To donate to Marie’s appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/Marie- Wright5

n Have you raised money in memory of a loved one? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail star letters@archant.co.uk

0 comments

Work is underway on The Buttermarket in Ipswich.

Jack Wills is preparing to open in the former Croydons store, work on the Primark extension is nearing completion and the transformation of the Buttermarket Shopping Centre is now in its final stage.

Ipswich Crown Court.

An Ipswich man with “an entrenched and disturbing interest” in sexually abusing females has been jailed for 12 years.

Services could move from Colchester General Hospital to Ipswich Hospital, or vice versa.

Services at Colchester and Ipswich hospitals could merge where there is “a clinical case to do so” – but neither hospital will close.

Car has collided with a tree on Bury Road, Newmarket.

The father of Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble has died following a road crash.

Suffolk People First conference in Kesgrave

Giving people with learning disabilities a chance to speak up and be heard is the key goal of Suffolk People First, a meeting organised by Stowmarket-based Advocacy organisation Ace Anglia.

The EACH Colour Dash in Christchurch Park in Ipswich in 2015

Christchurch Park is set to get colourful this Sunday, with thousands of people descending on Ipswich town centre for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice’s (EACH) Colour Dash.

The sign that has been put up in Through Jollys in Kesgrave, after a cat was killed from traffic

A Kesgrave cat owner whose pet was killed on one of the town’s busiest roads, after being hit by a car, has urged motorists to keep to the speed limit.

File photo dated 15-06-1996 of Paul Gascoigne celebrating his goal with Teddy Sheringham in the Euro 96 clash against Scotland, at Wembley. Photo: Neil Munns/PA Wire.

It may have ultimately ended in defeat to old rivals Germany but Euro ‘96 was far from being England’s worst footballing campaign.

Question Time was last in Ipswich in 2013.

Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband – a leading campaigner in the campaign to stay in the EU – is among the guests expected at Ipswich Corn Exchange when Question Time comes to town tonight.

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

An empty former care home in Ipswich could be turned into 23 apartments and four bungalows, if planners give the scheme the green light.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24