A Grantham opticians will become part salon tomorrow as a member of staff goes ‘under the scissors’ during a fundraising day for cancer charities.
Anda Veita, a student dispensing optician at Specsavers in the Isaac Newton Centre, is donating her long golden locks to the Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Anda said: “A close family member passed away suddenly a few years ago and it made me realise just how fragile life is.
“I hope that by cutting my hair off, I’ll raise awareness of the charity, but more importantly, I hope I will play a small part in helping a child get through an upsetting time in their life.”
Anda’s decision to give her hair the chop will take place during the store’s fundraising activities tomorrow in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign ‘wear it pink’.
Not only will they be dressed in pink, but the team will decorate the store and offer specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments) in return for donations to the charity.
Store director Bijal Ladva added: “Please do come along to support Anda, the Little Princess Trust and the Breast Cancer Campaign. We want to raise as much money as possible to help improve the lives of children and adults living with cancer.”
Now in its 13th year, wear it pink raises over £2 million every year for world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving women quicker diagnosis and more effective treatments.
See more at www.breastcancercampaign.org/support-us/wear-it-pink
For further information on the fundraising at Specsavers, or to make a donation, visit the opticians at the Isaac Newton Centre, call 01476 572 111 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/grantham