Emily Grenfell: A life-changing haircut

Emily Grenfell
Emily Grenfell

By cutting off all her hair, Emily Grenfell, from Chichester is hoping to change not only her appearance, but also the life of a child.

Here is Emily’s story.

On Monday I will be having a very important hair cut. Raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, I will be going to Q Hair and Beauty salon in North Street, Chichester, to have my luscious locks chopped off.

Raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, I will be going to Q Hair Salon in North Street, Chichester, to have my luscious locks chopped off.

My hair will be sent to the Little Princess Trust, where it will be made into a wig for a child who is unable to grow their own.

Last year my father died of Leukaemia. He was just 64 years old. Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is a cause close to my heart, and every penny raised is going straight to them.

“So why am I cutting off my hair? Well, I found myself complaining about it just a little bit too much, and then it occurred to me that somewhere there’s a young person who has suffered or is suffering from cancer who would just love to be in my position.

By receiving a wig of my hair from the Little Princess Trust, a child somewhere will be allowed a dose of normality and a very different life.

At the Chichester Observer, where I’m currently on a work experience placement, the team are eager to cover my story. Thanks to Q’s charitable interests they are providing the haircut free of charge, and allowing me use of their newly designed Courtyard Salon for the event.

Hopefully this haircut will change not only my appearance, but the life of a child, and the lives of those suffering every day from blood related diseases.

You can donate at Emily’s JustGiving page