16th Dec, 2017

Southam lady lops off locks for charity

Leamington Editorial 15th Dec, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

IT WAS a case of hair today gone tomorrow for one Southam resident who lopped off her locks for charity.

Samantha Habel agreed to chop her hair in a bid to raise money for RICE – a charity, which provides support and researches treatment of dementia.

Known as Sammy to friends, she was inspired to act after working at the Poppy Lodge dementia care home for three years and the cause is also close to her heart as her nan suffers with vascular dementia.

Speaking about the charity chop, she said: “My hair is my safety blanket but unlike the memories for many sufferers of dementia, it will grow back.

“As a staunch follower of Terry Pratchett, I am aware of the amazing work of RICE and their research into care and treatment of dementia patients so I decided to raise money for them.”

She has already amassed more than £700 but says she will buzz cut it all off if she reaches her £1,000 target.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/ShavingSammy/ to donate.


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