Kind-hearted Vet Receptionist Braves Hair Chop For Charity
A Yorkshire vet receptionist has raised £600 for children with cancer by having her long, flowing hair cut for charity.
Kind-hearted Sophie Bedford is a receptionist at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital in Morley, Leeds and had her locks trimmed to help children who’ve lost their hair during cancer treatment.
Sophie linked up with the Little Princess Trust charity for the fundraising venture, which saw her hair trimmed back from 29 to 17 inches, resulting in 12 inches being donated to help create real hair wigs for children with cancer.
Sophie, who joined the Linnaeus-owned animal hospital in 2018, said: “I was talking about getting my hair cut much shorter and someone mentioned the Little Princess Trust to me so I checked it out and signed up to do my bit.
“I’m lucky to have plenty of hair to spare, it used to go all the way down to the bottom of my back, so I was glad to be able to donate to the children and thrilled to raise £600 in the process.
“I was blown away by the support I received and it means so much to me that we are able to help young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
“I must admit it does feel a bit strange now, especially when I wash or brush my hair. I keep thinking ‘where’s the rest of it all gone?’ but I’m happy because it was for such a good cause.”
Abbey House Hospital’s lead clinical director Rachael McGregor added: “We’re really impressed but not surprised by what Sophie has done and how much she’s raised.
“It’s typical of her. She’s a very kind-hearted, caring person which we, and our clients, are lucky enough to see on a regular basis.”
Abbey House Veterinary Hospital is open 24 hours a day and is based in Morley, Leeds. It also has practices in Rothwell, Cleckheaton, Batley and Kippax. For more information visit www.abbeyvetspets.co.uk.
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