Big-hearted teenager raises £1,485 for premature Northampton babies after brave head shave

Fearless Trinity Phipps has raised over £1,000 for a neonatal baby ward at Northampton General Hospital - where she was born two-months premature, 15 years ago.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 5:41 pm
Updated Friday, 6th April 2018, 10:36 am
Trinity pictured after the head shave. You can still donate to Trinity by visiting her JustGiving page at:www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trinnie-phipps
Trinity pictured after the head shave. You can still donate to Trinity by visiting her JustGiving page at:www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trinnie-phipps

The 15-year-old, of Weston Favell Village, was born on Gossett Ward two months earlier than her expected due date on December 10, 2002, after her mum, Claire, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

She was delivered early by caesarean section so her mum could have the necessary treatment to try to save her life but she sadly passed away eight months later, leaving behind two children and husband Jim.

As a result of Trinity being born prematurely, she has dealt with heart problems throughout her life but was just this year told that she would never have to visit the cardiologist again.

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Northampton School for Girls pupil, Trinity, affectionately known as Trinnie, braved the shave last month. (Pictured before).

Her step-mum Annie Morris, who has helped raise Trinity and her older sister Eleanor, said: "In a time when image is everything to teenagers, we're very proud of how she has decided to try to raise money.

"My guess is that it is all part of her growing into a very mature young woman who wants to give something back for the support she has had in the past.

"Her birth mother would be so proud to see all she has achieved in her young life so far."

Mum Claire, with baby Trinity and three-year-old Eleanor, now 18.
Northampton School for Girls pupil, Trinity, affectionately known as Trinnie, braved the shave last month. (Pictured before).
Mum Claire, with baby Trinity and three-year-old Eleanor, now 18.