A senior nurse at Epsom Hospital dyed her hair gold to raise funds for patients.

Children's cancer nurse Lucy Lloyd-James adopted the new wacky hairdo in September to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and funds for the charity Momentum.

Momentum is a charity that provides support to children and their families in South West London, Surrey and Sussex who have been diagnosed with cancer or life-challenging conditions.

Hillingdon Times: BRINGING THE SMILES: Lucy and Nikki, a representative from Momentum charityBRINGING THE SMILES: Lucy and Nikki, a representative from Momentum charity

Lucy said: “Hair is something that can be a sensitive subject for these children, so having a ‘mad’ hair colour can help to bring a smile to them.

“This in turn helps to build on the trust we have with a child and their family.”

Lucy’s colleague’s son Reece, aged six, suggested the gold hair become a fundraiser.

Together, Reece and Lucy set an initial target of £200 to donate to Momentum, but had already reached that by the first week of September.

Lucy said: “Momentum provide nice surprises when families are struggling, provide financial support and supportive therapies.”

Due to COVID-19 many charities have struggled with a loss of income and fewer donations being made.

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Charity uses money from donations to support their staff in providing outstanding care.

If you’d like to support Reece and Lucy you can visit their Just Giving page to donate here.