Donate Your Hair To Children With Cancer

22 Mar

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If you have long hair like mine was, and decide to cut it, you can send it off to a charity in the UK called Little Princess.  They make wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer.  A quick Google search found similar charities in other countries.  Please think about doing it if you’re going short; you need a minimum of 7″/17cm and all it costs is a padded envelope and postage.

My hair was long but thin, so my plait was pretty feeble; but every little helps.

When the Hub posted it off, the clerk asked if there was anything valuable in the packet.  The Hub explained what was in it and she winked and said, Aw, that’s nice.  Are you going to do the same with your beard?

I think he should; I heard their office needs re-wiring.

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24 Responses to “Donate Your Hair To Children With Cancer”

  1. Al March 22, 2014 at 12:34 #

    That’s a great charity (actually, they’re all great). If you have seen any pictures of me you surely know I’ve donated most of my hair already….to the shower drain.

    Tell the Hub that’s a world class beard. I’m jealous.

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  2. katharinetrauger March 22, 2014 at 12:54 #

    You are too funny. However, since my husband was nearby, I read him this.

    He just looked at me.

    🙂

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  3. laurieanichols March 22, 2014 at 14:15 #

    Hee, hee. That is a wonderful thing that you did Tilly, the children must be so touched knowing that people donate their hair to help them. Hub’s beard seems to be made of strong stuff. 😉

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  4. misswhiplash March 22, 2014 at 15:08 #

    What a wonderful idea. And a super contribution to help others..great, love it,

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  5. jatwood4 March 22, 2014 at 15:55 #

    Oh, Tilly, I have been away too long. I forgot how much I love your sense of humor and your genuine interest in the rest of the world. You will see me more often from now on. 😎

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  6. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com March 22, 2014 at 15:55 #

    Hub looks as though he could do with a trim!

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  7. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 22, 2014 at 16:29 #

    That’s a great thing to do. If my hair was long enough I’d certainly do it.

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  8. Barbara March 22, 2014 at 17:46 #

    I don’t think I’m ready to cut off my hair yet 😦

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  9. kateshrewsday March 22, 2014 at 20:11 #

    That sure is a luxuriant beard, alive with possibilities 🙂

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  10. slpmartin March 22, 2014 at 22:03 #

    Trim Viv? It’s just starting to take real character.

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  11. Three Well Beings March 23, 2014 at 03:34 #

    There ought to be SOME purpose for facial hair! What a waste that there isn’t. my sister-in-law’s hair grows so quickly and is so thick and beautiful. She has donated her hair to “Locks of Love” here in the States on many occasions. I think it’s such a wonderful thing to do. Unfortunately my hair has just never grown well long, but I do admire those who choose to do this. I’m really glad you’re calling attention to this wonderful gift to others!

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  12. Rorybore March 23, 2014 at 05:24 #

    wonderful charity — So awesome that you did this. I did once, but I cannot seem to grow it that long again. The only time my hair grew long and luxurious was when I was pregnant….and well, That’s not gonna happen.

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  13. colonialist March 23, 2014 at 20:39 #

    What a great idea that is. I know from Reach for a Dream Foundation how little morale-boosters can make great difference in the lives of seriously ill kids.
    Wouldn’t the beard be better for brushing horses? 🙂

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  14. SchmidleysScribbling March 24, 2014 at 00:20 #

    A woman in my water aerobics class has lovely thick hair. She lets it grow and gets it cut for a similar effort here in our area. My hair is too thin for this alas.

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    • The Laughing Housewife March 24, 2014 at 21:01 #

      What a generous thing to do. I would if I could but you can see how feeble my hair is. I’m pretty sure this was a once-in-a-lifetime event for me. The spirit is willing but the split ends are weak 🙂

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  15. benzeknees March 26, 2014 at 00:09 #

    It’s a great idea to donate your hair, unfortunately my hair has been processed for too many years to donate. But I would definitely agree your hubs should donate his beard!

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  16. Ana Perry March 30, 2014 at 18:04 #

    This is a great service. I have a friend who benefits from such a charity. My daughters have donated their hair for years to “Locks of Love”. I can never seem to get mine to the required 12″. Although, give me a few years and I may have some facial hair to donate…ah, the advantages of getting old. 🙂

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    • The Laughing Housewife March 31, 2014 at 12:01 #

      Ouch!

      Well done to your daughters.

      My hair is pathetic and will probably never be long enough again for me to donate 😦

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  17. viveka May 5, 2014 at 20:37 #

    Lovely idea – and it seems to work too for the children. I’m glad that you still have your sense of humor in the family. *smile

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