Mental health nurse Alison Smith is getting the chop as part of a charity fundraising event in Perth.
Alison, who works at Rohallion Centre at Murray Royal Hospital, is having at least 12 inches cut from her long locks to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Alison has been a member of Girl Guiding Perth & Kinross for nearly 20 years and has recently started her Queens Guide Award, which is the highest award you can achieve as a member.
As part of the community action section of the award she will be carrying out a research project on childhood cancer and its hidden costs. She is also holding a pub quiz event to raise funds and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust, which is currently supporting her family.
Inspired by the bravery of people with cancer who may lose their hair from having essential treatment, Alison decided to have at least 12 inches cut from her hair as part of the charity event.
Alison said, “My hair is my identity and I have had it very long for a number of years, but I am making this choice to support those who don’t always get the chance to keep their hair. During the pub quiz I will be running a tombola and raffle where all profits will go to Teenage Cancer Trust and I will donate my hair to Little Princess Trust who will use it to make a wig for a young person with cancer.”
The event will take place on Saturday 2 March at The Venue in Perth. Visit Alison’s event page on Facebook for more information, tickets or to donate.