A Leighton mother who cut her hair to an inch for two causes has said it looks “horrible”– but has no regrets getting the snip.
Natasha Creek, 39, of The Maltings, decided to undergo a sponsored haircut after hearing of four-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Noah Collins– who needs £80,000 for life changing treatment in the US.
The 39-year-old also decided that she could kill two birds with one stone as her hair could be donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs for children suffering hair loss.
Following the cut, provided free of charge by Sculptors salon, Natasha has been left with her shortest haircut since the age of 14 but has also been able to raise £515.
That total was one of a number of donations which put four-year-old Noah past £80,000 – funds for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to give him full use of his legs.
Natasha said: “I’m thrilled that the money has been raised for him and it is really nice to know that I was a part of that. Hopefully the surgery should go well, I’ll try to keep up to date with it.
“My hair looks horrible, it has not been this short since I was 14. People keep telling me I look like my mum which is not what you want to hear, even though I like my mother.
“That said I do not regret anything at all, it is just hair to me at the end of the day,”
After the cut Natasha’s hair was gathered and placed into a bag, then posted off to the Little Princess Trust. The 39-year-old believes it will be used for more than one wig.
She said: “It is lovely to think that a little girl will be getting some hair from this, though I felt like I needed to send instructions with it for best care!
“I was originally nervous about making it to £250 so I’m overwhelmed with the final total. Especially with the marathon and so many other causes around at the moment I am really thankful for the support.”