Dec 20 2012 by Jamie Bowman, Crosby Herald
A CROSBY woman who underwent a charity hair chop is delighted that her beloved waist-length locks will be made into wigs for young cancer patients.
Carina McNulty, 23, of Kimberley Drive, has raised more than £550 for Beanstalk, a national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children struggling with their reading.
The money will help train a network of volunteers to go into schools and help children learn to read.
But as well as supporting the reading charity, Carina will now also donate the 20 inches of hair she had cut off to another charity, The Little Princess Trust, who provide real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Carina said: “I’ve been growing my hair for 11 years so it was probably time for a change.
“I wanted to help Beanstalk after volunteering with them to help children myself so I know how much the children enjoy it.”
Carina, who had her hair cut by staff at Laura Seddon Health and Beauty on South Road, Waterloo, said she was nervous about visiting a hairdressers for the first time in over a decade.
She said: “I was scared before I went in but everyone was great and helped me relax.
“I’ve been told by everyone how much the new style suits me so I’m really happy because it will never be as long as it was before.”