It’s ‘hair today, gone tomorrow,’ for 10 brave ‘little princesses’ who will be going for the chop as part of a special fashion show to celebrate 10 years of a county charity.
Ten pupils and one teacher will have their long hair cut during the special fundraising evening for the Little Princess Trust at Hereford Cathedral School from 7pm on October 22.
“We really wanted to show our support for this wonderful charity which has grown alongside Hereford Cathedral Junior School during the last decade,” said HCS’s Marketing Manager Sophie Corness.
“We had a few willing volunteers and then more and more girls came forward to go for the chop. In the end we had 10 volunteers, one for every year that the Little Princess Trust has been in operation. We are delighted that so many girls are willing to make such a sacrifice.”
Not to be outdone, HCS’s Head of Tennis Sarah Hopkins has joined the girls on their mission to donate as much hair as possible.
She said: “It is such a worthy cause. It may seem like a small thing but having beautiful hair is really important and it can really affect how we feel about ourselves. It is great to have this opportunity to make such a big difference.”
The fashion show, which is set to take place in the school’s sports hall, will feature various new collections of clothes from independent shops from across the region, along with a raffle and other fundraising activities.
The Little Princess Trust, which supplies real hair wigs free of charge to children suffering with hair loss due to cancer treatment or other illnesses, was set up by Wendy Tarplee-Morris and Simon Tarplee in 2006, in memory of their daughter Hannah, a pupil at Hereford Cathedral Junior School. Hannah sadly passed away in 2005.
The fashion show has been organised by lower sixth pupils, Jess Saxon MacRostie and Iona Stewart-Smith, who would have been in the same school year as Hannah.
Monica Glass, LPT’s Charity Manager said, "We feel very privileged to be benefitting from HCS' fashion show event. How wonderful too that we will also be receiving so much donated hair as well! We really are very grateful to everyone involved and look forward to an exciting night!"
Tickets for the fashion show cost £15 and are available from reception at Hereford Cathedral School in Old Deanery or call 01432 363522 for further details.