So bearing in mind that I've never cut my hair short, I knew that this charity chop was going to be a nerve racking experience! If you don't already know why I've cut my hair, please check my last blog post here.
Hair is a pretty big thing for me. I've had long hair since I can remember so to have set up a GoFundMe page that would be telling the world I was chopping my locks off was a scary thought. I've always told myself that if I ever did get it chopped, then I'd give it away rather than seeing it go to waste in the bin. The Little Princess Trust is a charity that collects hair donations to create wigs for young girls who've lost their hair to cancer. It's a pretty special charity and it fills me with so much respect and pride to those who will benefit from the hair and those that spend their time making the wigs. Make sure you check out their website here, for more information on what they do and how you can donate your hair too.
What sparked the match to actually set up the donation page and a date for the chop was because of a family member who has breast cancer. Cancer is still one of those terrible diseases that's killing too many people, especially those that have still got their whole life ahead of them. No mother or father should have to bury a child, no child should have to grow up without a parent. The more money that we can throw towards these causes the sooner treatments will be found and we can end cancer for good. Katy has a GoFundMe page which you can find here. Initially she'd set a goal of £50,000 to raise the money for her to go to Germany. This is where potentially, the treatment she receives, could save her life. Unfortunately that's recently gone up to £150,000 to cater for the further treatments that she'll need. Therefore it's now even more important to keep up the donations to the page.
I'd rallied in the crew to join me on my hair chop. My best friend Hannah had come along to record it on her camera and Sean my housemate was also around to help stream it on Facebook. I think it's so exciting that technology can allow my other friends and family members to watch the chop live without having to be in the same room as me! Michael Gray is someone I met through a photoshoot and being the talented young man he is, he's also a hairdresser. I wanted someone I could trust with such a big chop, so Michael was the one to help achieve the styled finish I wanted. The instructions on the Little Princess Trust website are detailed yet easy to follow and we managed to chop off an impressive 12 inches of hair!
And here's the big reveal!
I am SO happy with my new hair do! The actual cut was so surreal and I couldn't quite believe it was happening. However I now have my bagged up hair ready to send off to charity and I've raised over £500 which has smashed through it's target. I'm planning on keeping the page going for the next couple of weeks to see if I can get any extra cash but I'm super happy that this contribution will help Katy get that little bit closer to her new target.
If you want to give to my page click here. I've also organised a Thunderclap campaign which anyone can sign up their Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr to and it will send out a mass message on November 5th 2016 at 12pm. It costs nothing and takes a minute to do. Click here to join the campaign.
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