Claire Williams (36) from Barnfield Road in Welwyn Garden City and her daughter Codi (aged 10) who attends Swallow Dell Primary School both faced the chop and between them had a massive 22 inches cut off their hair. They did it to raise money for the Hospice and then kindly donated the lovely locks to the Little Princess Trust, where it will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.
The duo also set up a just giving page so people could sponsor them by making donations to Isabel Hospice.
Claire said “We chose this charity as it’s one close to our hearts. Last year, we lost my aunty Linda* to cancer. With the support of Isabel hospice she was able to spend her final days at home surrounded by family instead of in the hospital.
“The Isabel hospice team helped arrange medication and prescriptions and visited regularly to make sure all was well. They helped with her daily care, supported both Linda and the family emotionally and offered counselling. They also offered Linda alternative therapies at the day care centre. Nothing can stop the pain of losing someone close to you, but it was a big help and comfort to know we had someone at the end of the telephone 24/7 and the hospice team stayed in touch after Linda passed away to make sure the family were ok. The work done by Isabel hospice is so important and we really just wanted to show our thanks and try to give something back. I’d been growing my hair for my wedding in May this year, and had it trimmed, but not really cut in the last two years, Codi always had long hair so this is a change for us both.
So far we have raised just over £300 by sharing our haircut journey on Facebook!”
Help them reach their £500 target by donating to their JustGiving page