Chloe Randall

Can you help? 9-year-old launches nail painting fundraiser

By Chloe Randall | 18 June 2021 | Events, News

Esme Manicure Challenge

A nine-year-old girl called Esme, who is fighting acute myeloid leukaemia, and her dad, Richard have launched ‘Esme’s Man-icure Challenge’ to help raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer.

After being diagnosed with cancer in March 2021, Esme’s dad, Richard let her paint his nails in bold and bright colours to bring a smile to her face and help raise her spirits during intensive rounds of chemotherapy,

A challenge was then born and the duo is now encouraging others to paint the nails of male friends and family members to help raise money for the the charity.

The rules for Esme’s Man-icure challenge are as follows:

1) The nail polish has to be the brightest, most garish colour possible.

2) Photographic evidence of application and the end result must be provided.

3) It has to stay there for at least a week!

Esme and Richard have now raised over £9,000 since starting the challenge and aim to raise as much as they can for a charity close to their hearts.

Instagram @esmesmanicurechallenge

To get involved, tag your pictures with #esmesmanicurechallenge on Instagram and you can join the Facebook group here

Donate to Esme and Richard’s JustGiving page for Young Lives vs. Cancer here