Petra donates hair to Little Princess Trust
8th November 2017
Graysons' personal injury solicitor, Petra Heath, has had her hair cut off 54cm/21inches of it and is ready to donate it to the Little Princess Trust.
The trust uses the donated hair to make real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. The wigs are provided free of charge to the children. Petra's hair has always grown incredibly quickly. She usually has it cut to shoulder length every couple of years. However, about a year ago she heard about the Little Princess Trust and decided that she would continue to grow it to a length that would be most useful to the Trust before having it cut. Petra is a natural red head and has never dyed her hair, and in the 2 years since she had last had it cut, it had grown over 50cm. So, the hair was perfect to send to the trust for it to make a lovely full, long wig for children. Whilst on holiday in Northumbria last week, Petra decided to take the plunge and visited a salon in Hexham, where a very surprised hairdresser cut off her long locks. All that is left now is for Petra to put the hair in a padded envelope and send it to the trust, from where it will hopefully go to the wig makers in China and return to the UK as a children's wig. Whilst Petra did not look for sponsorship for the haircut on this occasion, she is very likely to do it again in a couple more years and will look for it then. So what is next for Petra, who is a keen charity supporter? She will be taking part in the Archer Project's Sleep Out in Sheffield in March next year, where she will sleep under the stars for a night in support of Sheffield's homeless people. We will watch out for your sponsorship forms Petra!