Mum donates her locks to cancer charity

Natalie Horabin is having her long hair cut short to raise money for Kai's New Legs Appeal. Also pictured at Rory Blair's hair salon is stylist Jackie Moss.
Natalie Horabin is having her long hair cut short to raise money for Kai's New Legs Appeal. Also pictured at Rory Blair's hair salon is stylist Jackie Moss.

When Natalie Horabin’s hair started to fall out due to a medical condition, she decided to have her long locks chopped off for charity.

Mum-of-two Natalie suffers from an endocrine disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome, a common condition which has several symptoms, one being hair thinning and hair loss.

So to manage the problem and to prevent her four-month-old daughter Willow from grabbing her hair, she decided to go short in a sponsored hair cut.

“Willow loves grabbing my hair at the moment and she’s pulling bits out!

“So I thought the best thing to do was to have it cut into a short bob for charity.”

Natalie, who has an older child, Ty, who is three, decided to raise money for Kai’s New Legs Appeal and for an organisation called Little Princesses which makes wigs for children who have cancer and alopecia.

She took the plunge on Tuesday at Rory Blair’s Hair Salon in Lord Street.

“I just thought it would be a good idea to do it for charity. I was a bit nervous but I’ve had it short before so I knew what to expect.

“It has been cut quite short, a bit more than I wanted but because of that I’ve got a lot of hair to send to Little Princesses which I’m really pleased about.

“I think I’ve managed to raise about £200 for Kai as well, which is a help.”

Kai Hodgkinson’s family is raising money to send him to America for a special 
operation to help him walk unaided.

Little Princesses is a charitable organisation which makes wigs for boys and girls free of charge.