Her 11 inches of hair are being woven into real-hair wigs which will be given free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24 with medical hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or the autoimmune disorder Alopecia Areata.
Now, Belgravia patient care team member, Roisin O’Connell has been inspired to cut her long hair in order to donate a whopping 15 inches to the charity.
“Something I could help with”
“I’ve been growing my hair for 5 years now and felt like it was time for a change,” Roisin told us when we asked why she wanted to donate her wavy locks. Continues below…
“I wanted my hair to be healthier because seeing as I’ve been growing it for so long it was starting to feel a little less healthy at the ends. I felt like it needed a fresh trim to make it look and feel healthier as well as being more manageable, especially in the hot weather.
I felt that, if I was going to cut my hair for the purpose of donating it, I would give the most away that I was comfortable giving.
Rali’s two hair donations definitely inspired me to do this; she explained to me what was involved and what The Little Princess Trust does for children. I know it’s a great cause that she’s really passionate about and felt like this was something I could help with.“
It’s a huge change which has left thoughtful Roisin with a great, glossy new look. “I am happy with my new haircut,” she says. “It’s a big change but hopefully it’ll be easier to maintain and I’ve been getting lots of compliments on it already.”
Belgravia hair donation Hall of Fame
As the latest to have her hair cut for such a worthy cause, Roisin joins the Belgravia Centre hair donation Hall of Fame in second place, just behind Rali whose two offerings combined total 22 inches.
If Roisin and the rest of our kind team have inspired you to want to send in your hair, it’s worth noting that whilst it’s easy to do, there are a number of criteria you must meet if you want to donate hair to charity, including certain minimum length and condition requirements.
You can find out more about how to donate hair to Little Princess Trust and Hero by LPT on their website and, for those who want to help without losing their hair, monetary contributions to help keep this valuable service free for children in need, are always welcome! For more details visit littleprincesses.org.uk.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.