A courageous student from Stockport College has had her head shaved in front of a supportive crowd of staff and students in aid of Alopecia UK.
Nail technician student, Alison Garvey, was cheered on by her fellow students as she underwent the dramatic transformation which saw her cut 10 inches of her beautiful blonde tresses before finally using clippers to achieve the brave new image in support of those suffering with Alopecia
Her carefully plaited hair will also be donated to the Little Princess Trust who provide free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
Alison first became aware of alopecia in school when one of her friends was suffering with the condition. At the time there were no real hair wigs, just wiry synthetic ones, and she remembers the young boy suffering so much when trying to wear them.
Alison, who has also seen family members suffering with the condition, commented,
Living through the pandemic and lockdown this last year just opens your eyes and makes you realise how fortunate you are to have your health. Everybody keeps saying how brave I am to do this, but it’s the children and adults suffering with various illnesses and without their hair who are the brave ones.”
So far, Alison’s challenge has helped raise £388. If you’d like to contribute to the cause, you can donate on the Alopecia UK website.