Last week PhD student Tamsin Bell cut off her beautiful long hair and donated it to a charity called the Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. Tamsin's hair will become part of one of those wigs.
Tamsin said, "I (like many others) know many people that have suffered hair loss due to cancer treatments. When I read about the charity, I realised there was a small contribution I could make which has a direct effect of improving the well-being of a suffering child. I think it is important to spread the word about charities like The Little Princess Trust because if you don't know about it then you can't help!"
Tamsin Bell is from the Catalysis and Process integration Group supervised by Dr Laura Torrente. She works on the Stabilisation of metal nanoparticle catalysts using curved supports.
If you're thinking of donating your hair, please read more about the charity:
Little Princess Trust
To make a cash donation, please go to their fundraising page:
Little Princess Trust Just Giving page