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Wickford businesswoman Carla Watson celebrated the second anniversary of Watson Wigs in Market Lane on Saturday October 5 by inviting people to the shop to have their hair cut for it to be donated to The Little Princess Trust.
Hairdresser Katie Smith of My Dollz Hair was on hand to trim the tresses pf five brave ladies and girls, each of whom had between nine and 12 inches cut off to be made into wigs for sick children.
Including hair that had been donated to Carla before the event, she amassed a total 95.5 inches of hair.
Outside, Rapunzel entertained the children with glitter nails and tattoos, along with cupcakes and teddies for a donation and a raffle table with prizes donated from local businesses.
The Mayor of Basildon, Cllr David Burton-Sampson, attended to show his support and £555.00 was raised, which will be split between The Brain Tumour Charity and The Little Princess Trust.
Carla said: “Every time I hold a fundraising event I’m overwhelmed with the support that people give.
“It’s heartbreaking to hear personal stories from people of why they are donating hair/money, but I feel absolutely privileged that they have taken the time to speak to me and share their story.
“In the two years I have been open I have met so many wonderful people and their families and friends. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. I love what I do and it’s the people I interact with daily that make every moment of it special. “