A photo of a young girl provided one of our post room porters with the inspiration to have her hair cut short for charity.
The image was of Hannah Tarplee, the late youngster whose parents set up The Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children and young adults who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses.
Team QEH member Kelly Dasivla said: “I saw the picture in a magazine or online and had to do a double take because she looks so much like my daughter Morgane.
“I thought then that I would have my long hair cut off to help the charity.
“You can’t get wigs on the NHS and The Little Princess Trust gives them free of charge, which is lovely because it’s one less thing for parents to worry about.”
Kelly, 40, last had her hair short five years ago and it will return to that length on Saturday, July 7. Opium Hair Design in West Lynn is doing the haircut free of charge and is currently holding a raffle fundraiser with £1 squares having the chance to win a free cut and blow dry.
Alongside the donation of the hair, Kelly hopes to raise at least £500 – the cost of making a wig.
She said: “My husband loves my hair but I’ve told him I can grow it back!”
Anyone wishing to contribute to the fundraising can pop in to see Kelly at the post room or make a donation at Opium Hair Design in St Peter’s Road, West Lynn.
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