Crystal’s hair-raising way to help Cancer Research charity

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It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for a South Elmsall nurse who had 22 inches of her hair cut off to raise cash for charity.

Crystal King, of Pendennis Avenue, had the chop to raise money for Cancer Research and has raised £1,900 so far for the charity.

The 31-year-old Pinderfields Hospital nurse said: “I decided to do this after seeing so many people suffering because of this awful disease.

“Every day I deal with people who are poorly and it makes you realise that cancer touches everyone in some way so I wanted to make a difference and having my hair cut off was a sacrifice I was willing to make.

“I have always had long hair down to my waist so this is a massive change for me but it’s worth it.”

Miss King has been supported by her colleagues at the hospital and she is now looking into donating her hair to be made into a wig for either children or adults with cancer.

She added: “I would like to donate my hair, hopefully to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who have this terrible disease.

“Research into the disease has revealed that one in three people are at risk of developing cancer.

“By increasing funding and raising money for cancer research it improves the chances of finding a cure which could make a difference to so many people.

“I want to raise as much money as I can for this extremely worthy cause and in the hope that one day we will find a cure.”

Miss King is hoping to raise £3,000 for the charity and is still accepting donations.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/HeadShaveForResearch