A Walsall Healthcare charity supporter proved she was a cut above by losing her luscious locks to support young people experiencing hair loss through cancer.
Rajni Bala is a Ward Clerk based in the Manor Hospital’s Neonatal Unit. She has worked at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for two years.
She volunteered to cut her hair for The Little Princess Trust as part of a recent Well Wishers joint coffee morning with Macmillan.
The coffee morning was to raise funds for Macmillan and Well Wishers Chemotherapy Fund. The total made from the event was an amazing £1,362.
Rajni, who is originally from India, now living in Darlaston said: “This is something that I have always wanted to do for a long time but lacked the courage to do it.
“I think the moment that really hit me was when I had to attend hospital myself and share a ward with cancer patients.
“It made me really sad to see what these patients were going through, and some were even having to go through it on their own.
She added: “I’m really happy I went through with it and donated my hair which was originally 31 inches; I have never had short hair before! I hope this helps young people going through cancer or another condition.”
Alyssia Wardle, who is a self-employed hairdresser from Wednesbury, volunteered to cut Rajni’s hair after one of her friends, who had a baby in the Neonatal Unit, asked her.
She said: “I was really happy to do this as I know it’s for a good cause. I know a lot of people who have cancer so this was something close to my heart.”
The Little Princess Trust has been providing free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions since 2005. It also funds childhood cancer research searching to find kinder and more effective treatments.