28th June 2012
A Coleg Gwent student has had her first ever haircut, so far raising over £250 for charity.
Brave Independent Living Skills (ILS) student Vicky Midgley had her waist-length hair, measuring 46 inches, cut to her shoulders in aid of the Leukaemia research charity Latch.
Although it was a big step for the 17 year-old, Vicky had plenty of support on hand from friends and tutors. Hairdressing Lecturer Mari Lewis, who teaches the student hairdressing on her Skills for Work Course, cut 34 inches off Vicky’s blonde hair and styled it into a new shorter cut.
Speaking about the decision to cut her hair for charity, Vicky said: “I was very nervous, but it was something I really wanted to do. I’m really proud that I’ve managed to raise so much for charity, and thanks to everyone who has helped me.
“I love my new style, and it’s going to be a lot easier to manage too!”
Vicky, who only ever had small trims before the cut, was sponsored by friends and family as well as Coleg Gwent staff and students, and also donated the four ounces of her cut hair to make wigs for cancer sufferers.
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