Going For The Chop!

So it all started on the afternoon of Saturday February 6th 2016. I joined my friend Becky and Amy at a local coffee house for a spot of brunch and a lovely mug of hot chocolate. Amazing Amy (as I call her) was then going through chemo for breast cancer.
(To read a blog post about her cancer experience, click here)

Amy pulled out one of the NHS wigs that she had been given and I took the opportunity to give it a try. Then for a laugh I posted a picture or two on my Facebook profile and told everyone that I had gotten myself a new hairdo.

I was rather amazed at how many people fell for it, it was rather amusing. I kept them all waiting whilst we went on a trip to IKEA. Upon our return I thought it was about time to come clean. I then had everyone telling me to just do it! I didn’t see any reason why not to, I’d grown my hair out for the wedding and that had been and gone, so why ever not!

I was inspired by Carrie Fletcher to not only get my hair cut, but to also donate it to the Little Princess Trust. I luckily had just about the right amount to be able to donate.

Fast forward to Saturday March 12th 2016, today was the day I sat in the hairdresser chair, closed my eyes and gave the okay to chop it off! I was pretty amazed with how quickly I got used to it being so short.

I gave it a couple of days to dry out (as requested in the instructions), then it was off to the post office to send away my locks with hope that it would help become part of a wig for a child suffering from hair loss. Few months after that I received a certificate thanking me for my donation 🙂

If you’re thinking about donating your hair, go check out the Little Princess Trust website for more information. Why not try and fundraise for getting your locks cut off too!

(I know this was last year, but thanks to Facebook memories yesterday I thought I would write a post about it)

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