Basildon gymnastics club workers to cut off hair for children's cancer charity

By YA Reporter in Charity

TWO STAFF members at the South Essex Gymnastics Club are to cut their hair off for charity.

Events manager Cara Noble and administration assistant Tori Chipps will lop off their locks on Sunday, March 5, during the Men’s Artistic Challenge Cup at the Basildon Sporting Village.

They will donate their hair to the charity Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

They will also collect sponsorship money for the charity.

Cara, 28, said: “Tori and I have been working with children for a number of years and find great happiness in seeing the things that we do put a smile on their faces. This year we have decided to extend that to doing a sponsored haircut and donating some of our hair to this amazing charity.”

The pair work at the club, which is based at the Sporting Village and spawned Olympic gymnasts Brinn Bevan and Max Whitlock MBE.

They hope to raise £500 and have already collected £210 with a month to go.

Tori, 22, said: “You have to have at least seven inches cut off to donate your hair, but I will be getting at least 10 inches cut off and maybe 12, so we are getting into having a bob territory.

“We are also considering letting one of the parents watching the competition do the cutting, but that is yet to be confirmed.”

To sponsor Cara and Tori, visit:

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