Below are some statements from those who took part in the initiative.
On Wednesday 20th November I participated in donating my hair to the WigsForKids charity. On the ride to the hair salon everyone was quite nervous, but excited and happy to take part in such a powerful event. We all committed fully to the cause because we knew it was for a worthy reason and that our hair was much more important and helpful to the children than to us. During the experience it was very nerve-wracking for me, since it was quite unreal to see one’s own treasured hair being cut off. However, after the procedure, we were all very pleased with what we had achieved together and how we looked. In the end, all of us were very glad to be a part of this action.
Anna T.(Year 10)
The action made me realise how long I have been keeping something that isn’t of much value to me – i.e. my hair – but could be life-changing to someone else. It was inspiring, because it helped me find the best way to rid myself of a nuisance for some time, and simultaneously provide support to those in need of it. It is worthwhile to repeat, and would never have crossed my own mind.
This action was greatly praised, which surprised me, because, conversing amongst ourselves, I think we mostly agreed it was quite an effortless and insignificant change to us. Much less so than other volunteering actions. In my opinion, the biggest ordeal should be made about the impact it will have on the girls we helped, as well as the unconventional issue it addressed that should be more publicised.
I felt really nervous that day since I had kept my hair really long and cutting them short was a nerve-wracking experience, But I had been wanting to cut my hair short for a long time. I had decided not to cut them ever since I heard about the wig donation; I wanted to help the girls who are fighting against cancer get hope and faith in them and can confidently walk around areas without any fear of being judged or being unique and different. Once I actually heard the sound of the razor my heart started beating really quick, as soon as one strand was cut I started feeling happy since this would really be for a good cause and it would make one girl happy about herself. Now my head feels so much lighter and I feel really good about myself and happy about doing such a good deed.
Head of Year 10