After reading a story online about the Little Princesses Trust and their drive to make real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair as a result of illness or treatment for cancer, Rebecca Edwards, daughter of PEME’s Health and Safety Manager, Michael, decided to try and help in a practical way.
To use human hair for a wig it needs to be all one length and a minimum 7 inches or 18 cm long and the cost to make a wig is approximately £350 to £400, which is often a stumbling block for the Little Princesses Trust.
Rebecca started growing her hair twelve months ago and finally achieved the required length at the end of January. To help the charity, she also decided to seek sponsorship to raise enough money to get it made into a wig. PEME staff and Directors have long been great supporters of good causes with several events each year raising significant sums for different organisations. When Michael and Rebecca put out a request for help, people across PEME came together and donated money via her JustGiving page.
Rebecca is a Photography Student in her final year at Norwich University of the Arts and in the end, she had a 14 inch pony tail cut off on 29 January; she’s shown with dad, Michael, proudly showing off her new shorter style and the trimmed hair is winging its way to the charity. Rebecca’s thanks went to everyone who supported her including everyone at PEME who made such a big difference to her appeal which currently stands at just under £800 which should be enough for two wigs. The picture below shows Rebecca’s hair before her cut.
Michael commented “Rebecca has had long hair since she was a toddler, so to commit to having the majority of it cut-off has been a major step for her and her Mum and I are very proud of her for doing this for a great charity”.
If you would like to help support this great charity more information can be found here.