Maths Lecturer at Solihull College & University Centre, Aruna Narshi made the brave decision to cut off her extremely long locks which she had been growing for the past 7 years for charity.
Aruna made the decision to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity who makes real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss, particularly cancer patients. The charity provides wigs to children free of charge and relies on donations of hair to do this as well as donations of monetary value which allows the charity to purchase wigs and also research into paediatric cancer and the cures.
Solihull College & University Centre got behind Aruna’s charity efforts and its Hair & Beauty department volunteered to cut Aruna’s hair for free. Level 3 hairdressing student Sam Jackson used her expertise and knowledge, which she has learnt whilst studying, to not only cut Aruna’s hair but to give her brand new style afterwards.
After a consultation, Aruna’s hair was plaited ready for the donation and as other students looked on in awe, Sam made the cut and Aruna was left with her short hair. Sam then worked with her tutor Jane Suhr to give Aruna an on trend look with a graduated bob.
Alongside the donation of her hair Aruna decided to fundraise to try and raise as much money possible for the charity to enable them to continue with the research and the great work they carry out. Aruna set up a JustGiving page and has raised just under £500 for the charity with donations still coming in by the day.
Aruna is now getting used to her new look and loves her new style but most importantly with her kindness Aruna has given many children the opportunity to have a wig just for them when they are suffering from illnesses.
If you would like to support Aruna, you can do so by visiting her fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Aruna-Narshi