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Chelmsley Wood optician faces the chop for Little Princess Trust charity

Emily Fish 24th May, 2017

A MEMBER of staff from a Chelmsley Wood opticians will be chopping off her locks to support a cancer charity.

Shannon Banks, 20, is an optical assistant at Specsavers in Greenwood Square and was inspired by her friend’s cancer diagnosis to donate 16 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real hair wigs to boys and girls who have lost their own hair through treatment for cancer.

Through supporting her friend, Shannon witnessed first-hand how the trust works closely with individuals to provide the right care and assistance.

She said: “A close friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and I was amazed with the amount of support that she received during her diagnosis from the Little Princess Trust.

“After seeing the positive impact it had on her journey, I thought it would be a great idea to undergo the chop myself and hopefully make someone else’s journey a little bit easier.”

Chelmsley wood store director Sukhwant Drake said: “Shannon has the support of the entire team on this fundraising activity.

“This is a very special thing to do and we would love to see Shannon raise as much money as possible for the Little Princess Trust, so please dig deep and donate to this brilliant cause.”

To sponsor Shannon visit or pop into the Greenwood Square store.

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