Kirton shop worker to have her hair cut in public to support Little Princess Trust
A shop worker from Kirton hopes to catch the eyes of customers by having her hair cut off for charity today.
Teddie Reid (20) is going under the clippers and scissors at the Co-op store in Station Road, near Kirton Town Hall, between 11am and 1pm.
Her hair, plus any online cash donations, will go to the Little Princess Trust which provides wigs for children and young people undergoing treatment for cancer and other illnesses.
Teddie, who hopes to raise at least £500 for Little Princess Trust, said: "I decided to organise this fundraiser as I consider myself so lucky to have hair that grows quite well.
"I have so many memories of having my parents send me to school with wonderful, quirky hairstyles when I was younger.
"Even when I was growing up, I was able to style my hair however I wanted it, no matter how big, different or colourful I dyed it - just because I could.
"Now that I’m 20, and my hair is long, I’d like to donate it all to give someone else that freedom and the confidence of having a wig.
"I'm choosing to do this because I don’t feel like I'll be losing any identity by donating my hair now that I’m older and more self-aware, whereas the young people who lose their hair because of aggressive medical treatments or illnesses haven’t had a choice in that.
"The reason I’d like to be a hair donor is to allow them to have that confidence and to make memories, as I have, with the self-expression and sense of identity that hair can give them.
"It would mean a lot to me to see as many people as possible showing their support for the cause and coming to see the event at Kirton's Co-op store tomorrow between 11am and 1pm when I will be having my hair cut in public.
"There will also be a donations box and sponsorship form available should people wish to make a donation in person."
To sponsor Teddie, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teddie-reid