Crew Member Going for the Chop

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Crew member Rebecca Sweeney is fundraising for a wonderful cause by having her beautiful hair cut in a few weeks time, and is donating it to the Little Princess Trust.

Rebecca Sweeney

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

Rebecca Sweeney

This will be the second time Rebecca has donated her hair. 2 years ago Rebecca chopped all her hair off for the first time for The Little Princess Trust and it was a really emotional thing. Her red hair is part of her personality and her individuality. Having beautiful hair has given her self esteem and the thought of a little girl having all that taken away from her by cancer is devastating. She is lucky enough to have hair that grows fast so as soon as it was chopped in 2016 she started growing it again for the Trust. Just a few months after her first chop in 2016, her better half proposed so this head of hair was an integral part of the best day of her life earlier this year and she really hopes that it brings someone else happiness as well. She will of course, be so sad to cut it again but she hopes it helps make a little girls world just that little bit better.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. They receive no formal funding.

You can donate to Rebecca’s cause at:

https://www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Sweeney82?utm_source=Whatsapp

Well done Rebecca!! What a fantastic gesture and we all look forward to seeing you with your new hair cut!!

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