Charlie Miller Celebrate Leap Year In Charitable Fashion
To recognise that 2020 is a leap year, the Charlie Miller hair salon in Edinburgh’s West End hosted a haircutting extravaganza event in support of a cause close to the heart of the business. With the help of 29 hairdressers from across the five Charlie Miller salons, the company invited 29 people to donate their hair to the Little Princess Trust. An incredible 318” of hair was cut off!
318 inches of hair was cut off during the event. Donators ranged from young girls to teenagers and mothers. Amongst them was Agatha King who, back in February 2015, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and lost her hair during treatment.
When she was told that she’d lose her hair, Agatha asked for it to be cut off and donated to the Little Princess Trust which Charlie Miller Managing Director, Jason did in the ward on 3rd March 2015.
Agatha is now 2 and half years in remission and is a healthy, happy 9-year-old. Her hair, now fully grown back, was cut again yesterday along with all the other donators who each received a complimentary restyle.
Charlie Miller salons have been providing free cutting and styling services to children and young people (up to 24 years) undergoing cancer treatment since 2007. Working in partnership with Little Princess Trust and the Hair 4 U project, the long-term aim of this collaboration is to ensure that every young person who loses their hair whilst undergoing their treatment can have a quality real hair wig free of charge.
Joint managing director, Jason Miller said, “As hairdressers we pride ourselves on making people look and feel fantastic and Sunday’s event added so much more to that emotion with the knowledge that we were all giving back. It was a massive success for everyone involved with lots of fun, laughter and high energy. We cannot underestimate the effect hair loss has on a young person and how important it is to their wellbeing to have a wig that really belongs to them.”
The Little Princess Trust co-founder and research manager Wendy Tarplee-Morris said: “I am constantly amazed by the strength and bravery of our supporters and Agatha’s story really is something to behold. To think of others when she has gone through so much herself shows what a special girl she is, and we are incredibly grateful to have her support. We are also very thankful to everyone at Charlie Miller and treasure our relationship with the company which we hope will continue for many years.”