5 February 2016
Emily Willerton, who works in Technical Systems Liaison for BBR Optometry, has made life better for youngsters diagnosed with cancer by donating some of her own hair.
Emily had hair that stretched down to her waist before she decided to donate it to the Little Princess Trust, a Hereford-based charity that uses the donated hair to make wigs for youngsters who are undergoing cancer treatment and have lost their own hair.
Emily heard about the charity’s Hair to Spare campaign from one of the practice’s patients who works for the charity and decided it would be good to help them, especially as she had lengthy locks herself. She had her hair put into plaits and was able to donate 9.5 inches to the charity after it was cut by her regular hairdresser.
She said: “I hadn’t cut my hair for several months. I decided to grow it long in 2013 as I wanted long hair for my wedding day. Since then I’d had it trimmed but otherwise it had just been left to grow. I had 9.5 inches cut off and I love my hair shorter. “
BBR Optometry Practice owner Nick Rumney said: “As an established firm in the city, we always like to support our local community as much as we can. I am delighted that Emily has helped this Hereford charity to give much-needed support for children who have lost their hair through having cancer treatment.”
To find out more about the charity visit http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk