Coleraine optometrist Alison Hill has had the big chop for charity. Alison, who works in Specsavers, decided it was time to do something for a worthwhile cause and set about researching her options.

Wigs for children

Alison explained: ‘I did a charity walk for Craigavon Cancer Unit last year but wanted to do something completely different this time. I came across the Little Princess Trust website which asks people to donate their hair for use in making wigs for children with cancer.

The big chop

‘I haven’t had my hair cut for many years and the charity stipulates that they need at least twelve inches to make it useable. It also has to be in good condition and with no styling products added. I went to a local hairdresser who put my hair into four plaits for the big chop! Then it simply was a case of packaging it up, filling in some forms and sending it off to the Little Princess Trust.’

Encourage our staff

Judith Ball, Store Director said: ‘We’re really pleased that Alison took this initiative and would certainly encourage all our staff to find ways of contributing to charity and the local community.’

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