A brave young lady named Emily Putnam has decided to do two wonderful things to support children and young people with cancer.
Firstly, she’s having a hair cut, and donating around 15 inches of her beautiful long hair to the Little Princess Trust, to be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
The second thing that Emily is doing, is even more exciting, for us. She is being sponsored for this dramatic haircut, in aid of LARF! So not only will one person be given a beautiful wig, but others will benefit from the money she raises through the sponsorship.
Emily has set up a JustGiving page, so you can sponsor her if you wish: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ems-putnam. At time of writing, she is already well on her way to her target of £1.000, but she’s planning her haircut for Easter time, so there’s still a while yet.
I had heard that donating hair to an organisation who makes wigs for young people diagnosed with cancer can make a real difference to people’s lives. Living with long hair for a while, it started to get in the way and so I decided to put it to good use instead of just watching it get swept away by the hairdresser. I can’t imagine what it is like knowing that you are diagnosed with cancer let alone living with it and so I wanted to make a difference and donate around 15 inches of my hair around the time of Easter to make a wig for somebody diagnosed with cancer to the Little Princess Trust and in the process raise money for this amazing local charity (LARF). Please support my appeal and the great work of all involved in supporting young people in their treatment for cancer.