|Locks of Love
I would like to tell you the story of something wonderful that happened in our school last week.
Isabelle Jones is a student in Year 5 who came across a charity called Locks of Love. This charity collects locks of hair which have been donated and then uses this to make wigs for children with alopecia or perhaps those undergoing treatment for cancer. This is particularly for children who could not afford to have wigs otherwise.
Isabelle decided she would like to do something for Locks of Love in order to help children who could benefit in this way. She had very long hair and decided she would cut off 10 inches of her hair which she could send in to the charity. She then decided to go one step further, and as well as cutting her hair she used the opportunity to try to raise money for the orphanage here in Shanghai that our Community Group works so closely with. Isabelle told people what she was doing in order to raise awareness for Locks of Love and at the same time she collected donations for the orphanage if people wanted to contribute.
Last week Isabelle came to school with short hair. As you can see from the photos it was quite a change for her! Not only that, she presented Mr King with donations that she had collected for the orphanage which had reached an amazing total of well over 12,000RMB.
Isabelle’s story is a great example of a selfless act and I know she is not the only one at the school who does this. For Isabelle, and for all the other students who contribute so much to make a difference to others, we offer our deep and heartfelt appreciation for all that you do.