Shirley nurse cuts hair for first time in 8 years to donate money to children charity - The Solihull Observer

Shirley nurse cuts hair for first time in 8 years to donate money to children charity

Solihull Editorial 6th Jul, 2018   0

A NURSE at a Shirley vet centre has cut her hair for the first time in eight years to donate to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from serious illnesses.

Emma Hake, who works at Highfields Road-based Willows Veterinary Centre, donated 29 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs to young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Having not cut her hair since 2010 when she began to grow it for her wedding, Emma said she wanted to do something special with her incredibly long locks.

She said: “A few years ago, I decided I was going to continue growing my hair and donate as much as I could to the Little Princess Trust. I couldn’t imagine how devasted children must be to lose their hair at such a young age but I knew my hair could make someone very happy.

“I was nervous to have my hair cut as I’ve never had it styled this short before. However, it’s for an incredible cause and I’m delighted my hair will be made into a wig for someone else.”

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to young people up to the age of 24. The charity relies on enthusiastic volunteers to donate hair and community fundraisers to raise money to support more young people in the UK.

Visit for more information about the Little Princess Trust,

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