A kind-hearted Specsavers manager has raised hundreds of pounds and braved a mop chop in support of the Little Princess Trust.
Tracy Hill, 40, store manager at Specsavers on the Kingsway, had 12 inches of her hair cut off to donate to the charity that provides real human hair wigs to children across the UK and Ireland.
Little Princess Trust gives temporary wigs to children that have lost their hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses, such as alopecia.
Tracy’s hair will now be used to create a new wig for a child in need. Her gift of hair was accompanied with a monetary donation of £610 to the charity, which was raised through customer sponsorships in store, fundraising activities and a Just Giving page.
‘I’m over the moon to have received so many generous donations from customers, friends and family. The money will help Little Princess Trust with research projects as well as support the amazing service they provide children,’ says Tracy.
‘The prospect of cutting my hair short after having it long for so many years was initially a scary thought, but when I put it into perspective and thought of the joy it would bring a child going through an unimaginable time, it made it a really easy decision.’
‘We’re all so proud of Tracy and were more than happy to have her official mop chop in store and support her throughout the fundraising process,’ says store director, Steve Jones.
‘The charity is such a worthwhile cause that helps those in difficult times and hopefully Tracy’s donation, coupled with her 12 inches of long blonde hair, will go towards making a family’s day a little brighter.’