Harrisons Haircut to help!
After learning about the work of The Salvation Army at his school, Harrison took the daring decision to cut short his very long hair – all for a great cause!
“I really wanted to do something important to help lots of different people. I thought long and hard about something I could do. I had been growing my hair long since I was a baby, I had only had it cut short once when I was really little. Other than that I had only had small trims to keep it tidy.
So I made the decision to have my hair cut. I wanted to help as many people as possible, so I chose to raise money for the Salvation Army, as I know that they do lots of different things to help people in need, all through the year, and in many different circumstances. I had heard about some of their work through school (we have one of their Recycle with Michael recycling bins at school).
I had my hair cut at school in an assembly in front of the whole school (over 500 children, teachers and staff). My Mum, Grandad, and Tracy also came to watch! My hair was cut off in 30cm plaits, and this was sent to the Little Princess Trust, who provide real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss. I then had to go to the barbers after school to get it styled properly.
I am very pleased that I made the decision to do this. I have raised over £1,000 for the Salvation Army. I was even in the local paper. Although people have said I should grow my hair back so that I can do it again, I like my new style, so I am currently thinking of what I can do next.”