Residents at Whitecliffe House in Blandford didn’t need to be asked twice to help a big-hearted Domestic Assistant lose her locks for a good cause.
Several would-be stylists eagerly went hands-on to give Emma Foxley her first haircut in more than three years in aid of The Little Princess Trust.
Under the expert guidance of the home’s regular hairdresser Shanna Corben, Emma’s 29.6-inch (74 cm) hair was first tied into ponytails. Then, one by one, residents took hold of a ponytail each and, scissors at the ready, cut off nine-inch-long (22.5 cm) bunches.
Among those doing the honours were residents Lois Ramsden and Sylvia Drew.
Lois said: “It didn’t take us long to get stuck in and it was a lot of fun, perhaps not so much for Emma but certainly for the rest of us.”
Sylvia said: “There were smiles and laughter among all of us in the ‘hairdressing team’ and congratulations to Emma for being so brilliant.”
The Little Princess Trust is a national charity that provides free real hair wigs to children and young people up to the age of 24 who have lost their own hair because of cancer treatment and other medical conditions.
Emma said: “I wanted to help put a big smile on the face of someone who needs my locks more than I do.”
Debbie Easter, Companionship Team leader, said: “Emma is a much-loved member of the Colten family and we wanted to do everything we could to support her initiative in aid of the Trust.“