Cutting it Fine for Charity

15 June 2016

Not everyone can selflessly change their appearance to help other but for Safiyha Rashid, 18, this was an easy decision.

Two years ago Safiyha had a tumour in her throat removed and during her time before and after her operation she spent a lot of time around children who were suffering from cancer. She couldn’t think of any better way of giving something to children affected by cancer than giving them her hair.

After doing some research she decided that the Little Princess Trust was the one she would be supporting. The trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Safiyha, whose mum works in the Gateway at Rotherham College, decided to let one of the students in the Inspire Salons at the College gain some experience and be a part of a courageous moment.

Level 2 Hairdressing student, Rebecca Battison, 17, was the one who was chosen and nervously, but professionally, put Safiyha’s hair in to sections and then cut them off. Whilst in the process of having 20 inches cut off her hair, Safiyha was joking with her parents about no longer having trouble washing and taking care of it but that how great it was that her hair would be able to make someone else very happy.

As well as donating her hair, Safiyha also successfully raised over £200 and is still collecting from those who wish to donate.

To find out more about the charity please visit http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/

 







Safiyha stands with student Rebecca before her haircut.





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