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Just Me (I Cut My Hair Off)

Posted by Soci3tysucks from Cardiff - Published on 03/07/2014 at 13:26
3 comments » - Tagged as Culture, People, Travel, Work & Training, Volunteering

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Well, it's been a while since I have done a proper article, so I thought I'd just keep everyone posted on what I've been doing lately.  

On May 16th, I had a haircut - I know, boring, aye? But this wasn't a regular haircut; it changed a life, literally.

"Someone now probably has my hair"

I sent off 14 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust (like Jessie J) so the hair could be made into a wig for a little girl who has cancer most probably.

It's nearly two months on now and someone now probably has my hair.

Recently, I received a certificate for doing it. There was just one question in my mind though: 'Why?'. Why did they feel the need to praise me? I'm not dying, I'm not helpless, I have all of my limbs and a very healthy body; I may not always like it (as you found out in my first article) but it's mine and it's healthy and that's the end of it. 

People kept telling me how brave I was for doing it but I still don't understand why. If you want to praise someone, then praise that person fighting cancer, praise them and make them feel special. I had a haircut, that's all. It changed someone's life - a haircut! 

"Feel beautiful again"

A lot of people were so supportive towards it, and the people who weren't, well, you should have seen their faces when I told them why I had done it! Priceless! 

The point of this article is not to gloat or to make you see how nice I was, blah, blah, blah. The point of this was to make you see how easy it is to change someone's entire life! To make them feel beautiful again. the Little Princess Trust gives the wigs away for free to children ages two and up... two! If that doesn't hit your heart, I don't know what will. I also managed to raise £600 by applying for sponsor forms and getting free fundraising packs from the cancer research website. The money went to cancer research.

Shave your head!

If you're a boy, shave your head. If you're a girl and you're thinking of a haircut or shave (which I will be doing in two years from now when my hair grows out of this pixie crop), then you should know that the Little Princess Foundation takes hair from seven inches onwards (check out terms and conditions on the website)!

Next year, seeing as I am now old enough, I am hoping to go on a missionary trip; I don't know where to or who with yet but it's my aim, so please, if anyone knows anything about any trips leaving the UK to a country that needs help, please comment below! Any websites, etc, are appreciated and, once again, thanks for reading.

The Little Princess Trust is joining forces with Macmillan Cancer Support from 19th to 25th July during their Shave or Style campaign. Do let TheSprout know if you're taking part via comments or articles, or send your 'Shave or Style' snaps to @FeedTheSprout, our FB page or our Gallery.

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TheGeek

TheGeek

Commented 22 months ago - 3rd July 2014 - 17:20pm

I really wish I could do this. It's such an amazing thing to do. I think my hair's too short :/

Soci3tysucks

Commented 22 months ago - 4th July 2014 - 00:11am

Thank you :) I was kinda nervous but it was for the best cause so I didn't really care. Just grow it out a bit and then do it :)

TheGeek

TheGeek

Commented 22 months ago - 4th July 2014 - 18:46pm

It is for a good cause and your new hair completely suits you! It was a very good choice! Yeah, I think I will do that... Until then, runs, cycles, walks and sales it is!

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