Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!
Long hair was cut short on a charitable Healing pupil – and it took a lot of strength to do it.
Jessiemene Ward's blonde locks were reduced to a bob in aid of the Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides wigs made of real hair to children who have lost theirs due to cancer or other illnesses.
Jessiemene, who attends Healing School, heard about the charity when a pupil in her former primary school donated her hair to it last year.
Jessiemene said: “I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
“I tried to put myself in the place of the children who needed the wigs and it made me want to help them too.
“I told my mum I would like to do it and she thought it was a good idea, so I downloaded a sponsor form and asked friends and family to help me with the fundraising.”
Each wig costs the charity between £350 and £500 to produce, so it is grateful for any help towards the costs.
Jessiemene had her hair cut at home by a family friend who is a hairdresser and her proud family watched as her long hair became a short bob.
She said: “Before it happened, I felt nervous and had butterflies in my tummy. I couldn’t believe I was actually doing it.
“After the first snip, I knew there was no going back. Once it was finally done, I looked in the mirror and I have to be honest, it made me cry!...but only for a little while, because I knew I’d done the right thing.
“The next morning I forgot I had short hair and it was a surprise all over again.”
Healing School Principal Mark Knapton congratulated Jessiemene on her efforts.
“It must have taken a lot of courage to have gone through with it but her thoughts were with those much less fortunate than herself,” he said.
“Well done on such a kind, selfless act and on raising sponsorship money for an excellent cause at the same time.”
More details about the charity can be found at www.littleprincess.org.uk
|Jessiemene before she had her her cut for the Little Princess Trust . . .
||. . . and after!