I know Halloween is already a distant memory for some but I just had to tell the world of the horrifying experience I had on Saturday! We got up bright and early and went to our usual restaurant in Dartford for a full English breakfast. May I take this opportunity to present exhibit A, evidence of my very long hair that morning.
We go to the Wetherspoons in Spital Street, Dartford and I usually get a traditional breakfast for £2.69 and Stephen gets a large breakfast for £3.89. It is so good that we go every single Saturday morning! Anyway, back to Halloween… after breakfast, we went to the salon next door, Raw.
I wasn't even perturbed when a witch came to pick Stephen up for his haircut!
I took one last look at Stephen stuck away in the corner with Liewe Heksie and I sat in the chair and resigned myself to my fate.
First, Her Devilness measured my hair to maximise the devastating effects of her actions, then she heartlessly chopped off my ponytail and held up her prize for all to see.
As you can see, I was devastated by the results.
With one last look at the hellish Alice in Wonderland, I finally made my escape!
The haunted Raw Salon looked so normal from the outside!
I hope you liked my little Halloween story! The real tale is that I went to cut off my pony tail so that I could donate it to Banbury Postiche who make natural hair wigs for chemotherapy patients (amongst other uses). I knew that Raw were also dressing up and raising money for charity that day and thought it would be a fantastic photo opportunity. As first time clients, Stephen and I were each given a 30% discount which certainly helped towards the cost. We needed a minimum of six inches of hair and we managed just over ten inches. It was an absolutely amazing experience to finally cut it off as I have been trying for so long to grow it long enough. Just in case my post was confusing, let me just say I was really happy with the haircut and this was the best salon I have ever been to! They were so friendly and accommodating and I loved the massaging chairs in the hair washing room.
I’ve decided to also raise money for the NACCPO* and am asking people to sponsor me per inch of hair donated.
"The National Alliance of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations (NACCPO) is made up of parent run organisations that have common aims of working together to support children and young adults with cancer" - NACCPO
There is no minimum donation and every little bit helps. Remember to include your blog address in your message so that I can thank you and show your blog some link love! The money donated doesn’t come anywhere near me and goes straight to the charity via JustGiving. JustGiving give the full donation amount to the charity and make their money from Gift Aid which is the money made on tax breaks on donations from British residents.
Donating money is not the only way to help me. You can also Stumble or Digg this article using the “share” button below or you can link to the post on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t usually ask for so much attention but this is for a good cause!!!
I'd just like to express my thanks that my Dad has been clear of cancer for two years and that my Auntie Barbara has a good prognosis. We lost my step-Auntie Lorraine to this year after a long battle against lung cancer.