Optician chops her locks in the name of charity
A kind-hearted Kidderminster optometrist has said goodbye to her lush locks in support of the Little Princess Trust.
Elizabeth Grant from Specsavers in Kidderminster had 12 inches of her hair cut off to help the charity that provides real hair wigs to children across the UK that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. Elizabeth’s hair will now be used to create a new wig for a child in need while more than £680 raised ahead of the cut will also be donated to the cause.
A word from the store director
‘We’re so proud of Elizabeth for stepping up and volunteering herself to make such a generous contribution to this incredible charity,’ said store director Tim Reeves. ‘All our fundraising efforts from 2016 have been geared towards the Little Princess Trust, and this is just another way that our staff have shown their support. It’s a charity that is very close to our hearts.’
A word from Elizabeth
Elizabeth couldn’t be happier to donate her hair to children suffering from cancer. ‘To know that my hair will go towards making a difference in a young child’s life and hopefully help them through their battle with cancer is very special to me. I just want to do whatever I can to better their lives.’
Tim added: ‘We were all there supporting Elizabeth, and the entire team were dressed up in Princess fancy dress, which was a lot of fun. In total Elizabeth has helped raise over £680, so she should be very proud of her efforts!’
The Little Princess Trust
As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but, for others, this can be very upsetting. The Little Princess Trust works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.