Princess Poppy raises hundreds in memory of her dad

Poppy Lowis, 16, dressed up as Snow White to raise money for charity.
Poppy Lowis, 16, dressed up as Snow White to raise money for charity.
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A young lady from Louth has raised over £350 for charity less than two months after her father lost his battle with brain cancer - by spending a day dressed as her favourite childhood princess, Snow White.

Poppy Lowis, 16, who attends Wolds College, is raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity. She has already soared past her £300 target, and is still collecting further donations through her JustGiving website page.

Poppy went out in to Louth town dressed in her costume and wig on Sunday November 17, and plans to do so again at college before her fundraising deadline on December 20.

Her father, Richard Lowis, died from a cancerous brain tumour in September at the age of 64, after an eight month battle against the illness.

Poppy said: “Dad underwent months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, after being diagnosed in February.

“His death came as a sudden shock, as we thought we had a couple of months with him left.

“I chose to dress as Snow White because when I was younger I used to dress as Snow White and watch the film frequently with my dad.”

At the time of going to print, 26 different donations have been made in aid of Poppy’s efforts through her JustGiving page, at a current total of £360.

Poppy said: “To those who have donated, I would like to say thank you so much for your generosity, it means a great deal to our family.

“If you feel able to donate money, please do so to save other families from the heartache mine has been through.”

Poppy’s mother, Belinda, said: “Her dad would be very proud of her.

“Richard was a wonderful husband, a brilliant father of five and grandfather of four.

“What Poppy has done is absolutely fantastic. She completely took it upon herself, after a tough eight months, and she’s done some really brilliant fundraising.”

Sarah Lindsell, Chief Executive at The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We’re always so in awe of what our supporters do to raise funds for our charity, especially when they are so young.

“Poppy has shown such 
determination and courage in raising these funds, and to do so in memory of her dad is very special. I would like to thank her for all she is doing to fight this devastating disease.”

You can donate to Poppy’s cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/Poppy-Lowis.