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Tamsin Ralphs braves the shave to raise more than £6,000 for Little Princess Trust and orphaned children in Gaza





A BROCKENHURST woman has raised more than £6,000 for charity by shaving her head.

Tamsin Ralphs, who runs her own plumbing and heating repair company, took the plunge at the Turfcutters Arms in East Boldre.

Tamsin, who set herself a target of £4,500, chose two charities to benefit from her braving the shave.

Tamsin Ralphs after her head was shaved
Tamsin Ralphs after her head was shaved

The Little Princess Trust, which will use her hair to make a wig for a child affected by cancer, and aid for orphaned children in Gaza affected by the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

She said the second cause had “deeply affected” her and added: “These children have witnessed the unimaginable horrors of war, losing their families, their homes, and their sense of safety in the process.

Tamsin's hair was plaited before it was cut so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust
Tamsin's hair was plaited before it was cut so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust

“Their lives have been shattered, leaving them emotionally scarred and struggling to find hope amid the chaos.

“They are forced to navigate through life's uncertainties and have been robbed of their innocence and the chance to experience a normal childhood.”

Tamsin Ralphs before her haircut
Tamsin Ralphs before her haircut

She added: “As a mother it breaks my heart to think of any child suffering, be it through cancer, war, or any other cause [so] I I have taken it upon myself to make a difference in the lives of these children in any small way that I can.”

Tamsin with J from Jack and the Wolfe
Tamsin with J from Jack and the Wolfe

Tamsin, who said she was “absolutely overwhelmed” by the generosity of donors, thanked hairdressers J from Jack & The Wolfe and Bethan from Beth Cox Hair who assisted with the chop.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tamsin-ralphs



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