So now that I’ve introduced you to my hair, I’ll introduce you to my friend Catherine. A lovely girl who’s currently training to be a hairdresser, Catherine recently asked if she could ‘borrow my hair’ for a restyle exam; I told her that I could probably afford to lose a few inches, so why the hell not?
Since then the thought of lopping off my locks has been an anxiety-inducing one - I don’t even remember what I look like with short-ish hair, it could be terrible! But the prospect of losing a few inches of hair was quickly put into perspective when I realised exactly how many young girls out there are losing all of their hair due to severe illnesses; suddenly, losing a few inches didn’t seem like much to moan about at all. In fact, I decided that I could probably stand to lose a little more than that, so I started doing some research…
I quickly stumbled across the website for the Little Princess Trust, which you can check out for yourselves by clicking here. The website is dedicated to providing real-hair wigs for these children and because of that, they take real-hair donations from anyone that can spare upwards of seven inches. Can you see where this is going?
One fundraiser profile page later and here I am, asking - maybe even begging - that you get behind this charity that is working to help so many young girls feel like little princesses, which, I think you’ll agree, is an experience that every girl should have at some point during her childhood. Okay, I’m not moving mountains or curing cancer; I’m not running a hundred miles - hello, have you seen me? Like I could ever run that far - but I am trying to make a teeny, tiny difference to kids out there who deserve a difference to be made for them. So on April 2nd, at 9:45am, I’ll be losing seven inches of hair, maybe more, if I’m feeling particularly brave on the day, and packaging it off to the trust to contribute to a real-wig for a little princess somewhere out there. However, while hair donations are great, it would be lovely if I could send more than just a wad of curls, and that’s where you guys come in…
I know, I know, charity begins at home; times are hard; we can’t afford it! Believe me, I know. I don’t want or expect you to donate more money than you can afford, but if everyone who reads this blog post can afford £1, then we could make a lot of money between now and April 2nd, and we could make a little difference. And wouldn’t that be nice?
You can access my fundraiser page by clicking here, where you can read about the challenge and donate, if you fancy it. If you decide that it’s stupid to pay someone to have their hair cut then don’t feel obliged to donate. The one thing that I will ask is, if you’re reading this, please share it? On Facebook or Twitter or whatever else is popular nowadays, because even if people read this and don’t donate, then they’ll at least close down their browser knowing a little more about Little Princesses and how we can all try and help them.