I’m pretty attached to my long hair (no pun intended). I dread going to the hairdressers and, besides an ill-advised bob and fringe aged 14, I’ve always stuck to the same length and style. Fi, on the other hand, has always been a bit more adventurous and really suits pixie cuts and fringes.
We have another sister, Jen, who is the eldest of us three. She is firmly in the same camp as me when it comes to hair. We usually only get it chopped when it gets all the way down our backs.
Look, hair twins!!
‘What’s all this talk of hair about?’ you may be wondering. Well, I wanted to let you know about something AMAZING that our big sis and long-time-long-hair-fan Jenny is doing. She’s having her hair chopped off for charity!
After receiving the sad news that a friend’s daughter had been diagnosed with leukaemia, both Jenny and her colleague Pauline have decided to take the plunge and have their long hair cut off to help make wigs for children who lose their hair during treatment.
We are so proud of them both. We all take having hair so much for granted, but having a comfortable and realistic wig can really help children and their families maintain a sense of normality at such a stressful time.
Jen says, “I have had long hair for my whole life so having it cut is quite nerve wracking for me. What will it look like? Will it suit me? but, you know what, I’m lucky to have the choice to decide so I’m doing this to help the little princesses and princes who don’t have a choice.”
You can find out more on their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/pjhaircut, including more about the brilliant work that The Little Princess Trust do. We had never heard of them before, but now want to do our little bit to help spread the word about this important service they offer.
Good luck Jen and Pauline! x