A RUGELEY business owner let celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke lop off her locks to support a children's cancer charity.
Gay Lawrence took time out from running award-winning bed and breakfast Colton House for the trip down to London, for an exclusive appointment with the well-known stylist to the stars, who cut 12" from her hair to donate to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair during cancer treatment.
"I've always wanted to do something out of the ordinary to show my support for a worthy cause," Gay told the Newsletter. "Once I'd fulfilled my ambition of growing my hair so long I could sit on it, I was excited to be able to donate it to this worthwhile charity."
"What better way to promote a charity and also make a difference to a child’s life," she said. "I was pampered and made to feel special and now a little princess can too, with a fabulous wig, made from my real hair."
Each wig the charity donates costs around £350, so donations like Gay's are vital to its ongoing work.
Charity manager at the Little Princess Trust Monica Glass said: “On behalf of everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust, I would like to thank Gay sincerely for her wonderful support.
"We are very grateful to her for donating her hair and we hope that it will form part of a wig for a child that has lost their own hair through cancer treatment."