It will be hair today gone tomorrow for a plucky Ludlow optician as she waves goodbye to her long blonde locks on Wednesday 27 July to raise funds for charity.

Nicola Aubrey, optometrist and Ludlow store director, will be undergoing the chop, courtesy of local hair salon No 10 Hair, to raise funds for Hope House Children’s hospice and Brain Tumour Research, with the hair being donated to a third charity -  the Little Princess Trust.

Charities close to the heart

The team have been busy supporting the two causes over the recent months, already raising more than £400, and are now looking for sponsors to come forward to help boost this total further. They are also happy for other members of the community who want to join Nicola on the day by having their hair cut or heads shaved for charity. 

‘These two charities are very close to our hearts, so we pledged to raise £5k in total by the end of August,’ said Nicola.

‘I’ve had long hair for a while now, so I’m sure it will feel very different when I lose the 12 inches they’ll cut off but I know it will be worth it especially if lots of people come forward and sponsor me – please!’

Hope House provides specialist nursing care and support to life-limited children, young people and young adults from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. They provide support to the whole family - from diagnosis, throughout the lifetime of the child and beyond.

Brain Tumour Research strives to fund a network of seven dedicated research centres whilst challenging the government and larger cancer charities to invest more in brain tumour research. 

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

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