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Beth Carr

Beth's Charity Haircut

I am cutting off 7 inches of my hair for Evelina London Children's Hospital because they deserve rewards for the great work they do

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Evelina London Children's Hospital

We raise money so that Evelina London Children's Hospital can fund life-saving equipment, life-changing research and provide the little comforts that make hospital less scary for our youngest and most anxious patients. We are part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust.

Charity Registration No. 1160316

Story

In April I am cutting off at least 7 inches of my hair in aid of Evelina London Children's Hospital. The hospital holds a special place in my heart for the fantastic care I received when I had an operation to correct my scoliosis (curvature of the spine). They provide a wide range of services for children and young adults and have been improving in the time that I have been privileged to be cared for there: I want to be able to help them become even better. 

I have been thinking about interesting ways fundraising for them for over 3 years, and when I decided that I needed a haircut I thought I would go a but more extreme than normal. As a child I always wanted long hair but was never able to grow it more than just below my shoulders. Now I care for my hair myself I have long hair that I don't really do much with and, although I love my hair, it needs a cut and I thought it would be far more useful to be used to help children who face hair loss in making wigs - the hair will therefore be donated to the Little Princess Trust. I had a lot of hair related operation stress as well, so it seemed relevant to be finally saying goodbye to the majority of my hair. 

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  • Along with #getcolourful I put my hair in pigtails!
  • My mum plaited my hair last week, last chance for a while! +3

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