A BROMSGROVE woman who overcame her own cancer scare has organised a group hair cut for the Little Princess Trust.
Sarah Milburn’s event will take place at LK Hair in Aston Fields on August 10 for the charity which provides wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair during treatment.
There are 14 places available at the cut, along with a reserve list, and the hair donors will be asked to get sponsorship from families and friends for having their locks chopped.
The event will run from 9am to 4pm and tehre will also be donation buckets at the salon for the Little Princess Trust and the Primrose Hospice as LK Hair actively supports both charities.
Sarah said: “It was a few years ago when I was living in Montreal when I had a lucky escape from cervical cancer.
“It was found early enough that a hysterectomy got rid of it all and no further treatment was needed.
“From that time I have tried to do what I can to support cancer organisations, and one of the first things I did was to donate my hair to a charity in Montreal called donespoircancer.ca that makes wigs for cancer patients.
“I recently discovered the Little Princess Trust exists here in the UK and it is the same kind of charity.
“My hair is now long enough for me to donate it again this summer, so I thought perhaps there may be more in the community that would also be interested in donating their hair.”
LK Hair has been involved with the Little Princess Trust before and Karen, one of the owners, has previously donated her own hair for the cause.
An hour for each cut has been allocated at the salon and with two stylists – Louise and Karen – it is expected there will be 14 spaces although there may be more and the reserve spaces are in case anyone has to pull out.
There are strict guidelines with regards to hair which suitable to donate so people should visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/ first to ensure they are eligible.
Anyone interested in taking part should email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call LK Hair on 01527 880001.
It is hoped at least ten people will come forward as it takes approximately that many donations (at least 800g of hair) to make one single wig.
Sarah said, if the event went well, she would love to make it an annual one.
“Let’s make this a day to remember and show that our Bromsgrove community can change lives.”