Search

Attleborough woman faces her fear to help children with cancer

11:14 07 May 2012

June Taylor, from Attleborough, who has had her hair cut for the first time in nine years to help children with cancer who have lost their hair.

June Taylor, from Attleborough, who has had her hair cut for the first time in nine years to help children with cancer who have lost their hair.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

A courageous woman has faced her fear and had her long locks trimmed for the first time in nine years in order to help children with cancer who have lost their hair.

June Taylor, from Attleborough, has not had a haircut since 2003 because of a phobia about people touching her head which has come about as a result of an illness which often leaves her head in a lot of pain.

However, she decided to feel the fear and do it anyway when she had her hair cut at Trimmers in the town on Saturday to mark her 40th birthday.

Her locks will go off to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment, and she hopes to raise about £100 in sponsorship for the Big C cancer charity.

June, of New North Road, said: “I read about the Little Princess Trust and thought it would be great to put my hair to good use, rather than waste it.

“Then a friend said it would be good to do it on my birthday because ‘life begins at 40’, and my new life in short hair will begin at 40.”

To find out more about the Little Princess Trust, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk or call 0845 094 4509; for the Big C, visit www.big-c.co.uk or call 01603 619900.

1 comment

  • Well Done June, hope you raise lots of money for the Big C & that your locks will make some young princesses very happy :)

    Report this comment

    Chell71

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Other news

13 minutes ago

School leaders must not be complacent in their journey to pull up standards, the head of a relaunched improvement scheme has said.

48 minutes ago

Temperatures may have hit a high of 17.5C in Norfolk yesterday, just one week after snowfall hit the county.

Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.

10:46

Almost £80m of taxpayers’ money was spent by Norfolk County Council in December on firms providing everything from care homes to pest control - but who got it? Search our table below to find out.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:32

A cat rescue centre’s appeal for food and cash donations to help more than 30 cats rescued in a “poor condition” has already raised over £1,600.

Read more
Facebook
Yesterday, 12:27

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with far-right and anti-Semitic graffiti which was sprayed on shop windows in Long Stratton.

Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A town council is to carry out a survey to assess community engagement and wellbeing in relation to planned development works.

Read more
Diss Town Council
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A south Norfolk service station was targeted by ram-raiders during the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, February 8).

Read more
Norfolk police
Saturday, February 18, 2017

A police probe has been launched after far-right and anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed at a Long Stratton shopping centre.

Read more
Twitter

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter