A BOROUGH cancer-survivor has donated her hair to help provide wigs to boys and girls across the UK who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Rachel Chandler, a nursery teacher at Ruckleigh School in Solihull, had ten inches of her hair cut off at the beginning of December and will donate the trimmings to Little Princess Trust – who provide wigs to children for free of charge.
Rachel’s actions ensured £800 was raised for the cause as well, enough to provide an additional two extra wigs.
Following the trim, the fundraiser said the event came about following an unfortunate family history associated with cancer.
Children within the Nursery and kindergarten departments of the school supported Rachel by dressing up as princesses and princes.
She said: “As well as surviving cancer myself, my father-in-law was diagnosed with bowel cancer this year.
“I couldn’t imagine what it would be like for a child to lose their hair at such a young age – it’s for that reason that I really wanted to do it.
“I told the children at the school what I was going to do and they took it really well.
“I’d like to thank Andi from James Bushall hairdressers in Solihull who did the haircut for free of charge.”