Alexander Bloor

Man -vs- Hair II

Fundraising for Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice
raised of £3,000 target
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We provide children's hospice care to children and families across Sussex


Back in 2012, I cut my hair for charity, and raised almost £1,400 for the Kent Air Ambulance. In addition, and just as importantly, the hair was donated to a separate charity called the Little Princess Trust, who facilitate the manufacture of hair pieces {wigs} for girls and boys who have lost their hair for medical reasons.

And now I'm doing it again.

Anyone who knows me will know I'm not overly concerned with my appearance (to put it mildly), BUT my hair is a distinctive part of me, and it has taken me four years to grow it back. So it is something of a personal sacrifice, cutting it all off.

The Chestnut Tree House charity is a good one, because it helps improve the lives of kids who perhaps don't have much time left to live. It also offers vital help, advice and moral support to parents of children who have passed away.

Last time around, the total raised was £1,390. I want to better than double that this time - so I've set a target of £3,000. Please dig deep people! You know I'm not going to be shaking you down for skydiving or running a marathon! And the soonest I can possibly ask again is 4 years time (and by then I expect my hair will be grey, so not really wanted). So this could well be the last time I ask you to donate to anything I'm doing.

When will I actually cut my hair?

Obviously I've not done this yet; the photos above are to show you what you'd get for your money. They were taken before, during, and after my haircut in 2012. Pretty stark I hope you'll agree...

I kind of want to hold out for three grand this time. I do think that's achievable. For one thing, I know more people now than I did in 2012! I didn't set a specific date last time, and I am not going to this time either. My intention would be "before the end of 2016".

About the charity

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire, caring for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age every year, both at the hospice and in families’ own homes.

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