Lianne’s ‘Lockdown Lock-Off’
UHB staff member, Lianne Lovell bravely arranged to have her lovely long, thick hair cut off to be donated to charity and to fundraise for University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. She nicknamed her fundraising challenge Lianne’s ‘Lockdown Lock-Off’!
Lianne said: “I was due a hair cut in April 2020...well that never happened! I decided to turn something negative into a positive. I decided to continue growing my hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust (which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions) and raise some money for University Hospital Birmingham Trust at the same time. My nephew has alopecia so being able to donate my hair to a child in need holds a special place in my heart as well as give back to the hospital I work at.”
Lianne has raised an incredible £500 for the hospital charity which will be used to help the patients she sees everyday have the best experience possible. All our staff have been incredible this year and Lianne is one of many examples of our staff going over and above for their patients.
Fundraising Assistant, Sophie Westlake, said: “Our huge thanks to Lianne for undertaking this challenge, and raising an incredible amount of money that will make a real difference to the lives of her patients. We think your new hairstyle looks great and love to hear you have donated your hair to a child who will be so grateful for your life changing gift.”
If you would like to donate to Lianne’s Justgiving page please click here.