A local optician in Acomb has recently taken a trip to the hairdressers for a drastic haircut to support The Little Princess Trust.
Alex Brightwell, Store Manager at Specsavers Acomb, donated 10 inches of her hair to the charity. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24, who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions.
Since the Trust began in 2006, it has used donated hair and monies sent to them to manufacture and fit real hair wigs. The charity has provided over 8,000 wigs to children and young people and invested around £5 million into ground-breaking childhood cancer research.
Alex, comments: ‘I’ve been growing my hair now for a good number of months to brave the chop and donate it to The Little Princess Trust. I had donated my hair to the charity a few years ago as well and it feels really rewarding to know that it’s going to help children and young people. Hair is the gift that keep on growing!’
Deryck Watts, Store Director for Specsavers Acomb, said: ‘We’re all so proud of Alex for going above and beyond to supporting The Little Princess Trust. The team at Specsavers are really tight knit and it’s wonderful to see them pulling together to help support charitable causes that we all care about.’