Chopping for charity

Chopping for charity

Last November I decided I wanted to do something to help out with fundraising for a lovely lady called Jenny, who has a goal to fight her cancer for long enough to see her little boy start school in September 2017.  She was recommended a course of treatment by her oncologist that wasn’t funded on the NHS due to NICE guidelines, and she was fundraising for the thousands she needed each month for the treatment.  I decided to chip in a little bit of support by getting my hair cropped and donating it to the charity Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children suffering hair loss through chemotherapy, and hopefully at the same time promote Jenny’s just giving page to my friends and family on Facebook.

To coincide with one of Jenny’s fundraising efforts I booked in at the end of January this year to get my hair chopped.  I have never liked my hair short, preferring to have it long enough to scrunch behind my head, but it seemed like a small gift to make to help out.  I booked in with my regular hairdresser Nina at the Emma Hellier Salon in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Stages in hair donation process
Stages in the hair donation process

Nina  performed such a miracle that I felt guilty – this was supposed to be an act of philanthropy, but I loved the result.

The efforts of Jenny and her team of friends and family meant that she raised her target and got the treatment.  So why, after all these months, am I writing this post now?

Yesterday, lovely Nina, the hairdresser who cut my hair for the donation, lost her home and her beloved rescue dog and reptiles to a devastating fire, and  her friends have turned to social media and Just Giving to try to help her and her partner start to rebuild their lives.

Bad things are happening to good people, but we can try to lend a hand, as they have done many times for others themselves.

Nina and Dean’s crowdfunding page is here.

More information on the Little Princess Trust is here.

Note: to donate hair it needs to be a minimum of 17cm, but preferably longer, and one length i.e. not layered.  Ask your hairdresser if they are able to cut and donate your hair – you will pay the normal price of a haircut, but they will plait and cut your plaits off before styling.

2 Comments

  • Plutonium Sox

    23rd May 2017 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Oh gosh what a terrible tragedy. Losing her pets must be even more devastating than losing her home. I will make a small donation. She did a fabulous job on your hair, you look fabulous! I felt the same when I donated mine, it looked amazing afterwards!
    Nat.x

    • admin

      28th May 2017 at 8:09 pm Reply

      It’s definitely her pets she’s more upset over, every time I spoke to her it was her dog that was the main conversation. Thanks for donating, I hope everyone’s kindness helps to lessen the hardship a little at least xxx

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