Caring Mansfield woman to mark 25th birthday by shearing dark locks for charity
A caring Mansfield woman is set to mark her 25th birthday by shearing off her long hair for children suffering with cancer- and says reaching her £2,200 fundraising target would be the best present ever.
Hazel Bowen, from Blidworth, will lose 13 inches off her barnet on July 29- kicking off her 25th year with an incredible gesture for The Little Princess Trust.
The charity has so far made more than 8,000 wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions, and raised £5m towards childhood cancer research.
Hazel said: “I first heard of the amazing work The Little Princess Trust does when I got to thinking about the impact cancer treatment has on young people's hair and how that makes them feel.
“Not only does the charity support young people who have lost hair, they also support those who have lost their hair due to other conditions, focusing on alleviating the emotional and physical impact hair loss has by providing real hair wigs from hair donations.
“Each wig requires a minimum of seven inches of hair and costs £550 to make. I would love to be able to know I have helped provide a wig for a young person in need.”
Hazel has raised a whopping £1,800 so far, but is striving to hit her £2,200 target before her birthday.
You can make a donation on her Just Giving page here.