Frankie’s first haircut supports Rockinghorse.

Six-year-old Frankie Eason has been growing his hair since he was born and when the...

Six-year-old Frankie Eason has been growing his hair since he was born and when the time came to cut it, he decided to raise money for us after his own hospital experience.


Frankie has been growing his hair all his life, so he had some impressively long locks! However, when he made the decision to have his first haircut, he wanted to make it a memorable one.

After he was in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Brighton for his own operation, he wanted to support the other sick children and the staff who had looked after him so well.

He had even driven himself to the operating theatre in one of the drive-on cars that we funded so knew first hand the difference we make to children every day.

So, Frankie made the big decision to get a hair cut and raise some money. His mum Ashleigh set up a Just Giving page and encouraged their friends and family to help him raise some money.

Along with raising money for us, Frankie also wanted to donate his hair to The Little Princess Trust, a wonderful charity who provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

So, Frankie and Ashleigh made his way to Med’s Barbers in Brighton and got his haircut like his favourite footballer Jack Grealish!

Frankie’s mum Ashleigh said, “I’m so proud that he raised £887, it’s an amazing thing to have done for an amazing charity.”

Support like this from our wonderful Sussex community makes all the difference to the work we do. It’s wonderful when anyone does something amazing for use, but when it’s a child of young person, it’s especially poignant.

Emma Cunliffe, Supporter Engagement Manager at Rockinghorse said, “We are so grateful to Frankie for choosing to fundraise for Rockinghorse when he got his beautiful hair cut for the first time! £887 is an incredible amount to have raised and will be able to make such a difference to sick babies and children across Sussex.”

If you have any ideas about how you can raise money for Rockinghorse, just get in touch with Emma: