A LISNASKEA teen is preparing to face the scissors this Friday for her first “proper” haircut to raise money for two leading cancer charities.
Hannah Armstong will have her long locks shaved off in support of Action Cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support. Her hair will then be donated to the Little Princess Trust.
Hannah is having her hair shaved off by Lisnaskea-based hairdresser Claire Breslin, two days before her 16th birthday.
She has been inspired to take on the challenge after her own family was touched by cancer:
“There has been a lot of cancer in my family and both of my grandfathers died from it so it’s always something that I’ve been keen to do.
The chess champion, scout leader and Ju Jitsu teacher has mixed feelings about what she says will be her first “proper” haircut.
“I’ve only ever had the ends of my hair trimmed. I’ve never had my hair coloured and it has rarely been blow-dried or straightened except for my formal. I’m slightly worried that it won’t grow back properly. My main worry is that I’m going to Canada next week where it’s bitterly cold at the moment so I’m going to need lots of hats.”
Hannah’s hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust as part of its Hair To Spare campaign: a challenge on social media that encourages people to choose between donating a long length of their hair (#HairToSpare team) vs. a small amount of money (#NoHairToSpare team).
For more information on how to take part, visit the Hair To Spare social media pages on Facebook at Facebook.com/HairToSpareChallenge or Twitter via @HairToSpare.
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Posted: 6:30 pm March 2, 2016