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Hairs with Love

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Hello everyone! Firstly thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with my story and cause, I really appreciate it.

My name is Patricia Brown and I plan on cutting off all of my hair (more than 60cm) on the 7th of November. Anyone who knows me can attest that I have always had very long hair and that I am very attached to it.

I have always seen my hair as a source of strength, and I have called on all that strength recently to complete my specialist training in anaesthesia. I now want to pass that strength on to others who need it more than I could possibly imagine. I want to create awareness for a great cause and hopefully be able to make a significant financial contribution in order to help fund at least three wigs for young girls.

In order to bring this to realisation I have partnered with Liz and Delia of A Few Grey Hairs. This duo started their business in 2013 and have pioneered processes that enable them to supply wigs to their clients that are the same as their own hair texture or better yet the option of using their own hair regardless of race! Their charity work involves donations from school girls of a small section of their hair (no length is thus lost), which is made into taped extensions which are then sold. Fifty percent of the profits are then used to provide wigs to worthy recipients who are unable to afford them. Please see their YouTube video which has videos detailing what they do and the stories of the people who have benefited. 

The three recipients of our campaign will be Teagan Walsh (4 years), Lisa Venter (13 years) and Liane Ferreira (7 years). Teagan was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and has lost her hair as a result of her treatment. She has an additional seperate fundraiser to cover the cost of her wig with a Mom and twin daugthers trio donating their hair in order to provide her with a wig. Lisa and Liane have Alopecia totalis and  Clauston syndrome (ectodermal dysplasia) respectively that have left them more or less bald without the chance of normal growth in the future. I have specifically chosen children to benefit because I know how special my hair made me feel as a little girl and I want them to have that experience.

I hope that aside from raising the important funds needed that this campaign as well as my drastic hair cut will inspire other girls to donate their own hair as well as creating awareness and community involvement for this important initiative. The "big chop" will be done on the 7th of November in the form of a small function. In addition this will be live on Instagram/Facebook. Keep an eye on social media for the details.

Funds generated from this campaign as well as through the sale of my hair will go toward funding the cost of the three wigs for our chosen recipients. One wig costs in the region of R30 000 and thus places them out of reach for many in need. This is especially true when the financial cost of cancer treatment is being balanced with a "luxury". However the way a beautiful wig will make these girls feel is priceless. Thanks for taking the time to familiarise yourself with my campaign. I hope that you will consider donating.

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Donations

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Good for you Patricia.. John and Margie

    " - John and Margie

  • Nov 10, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "

    Amazing initiative!

    " - Janine

  • Nov 09, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "

    Such a selfless act! You are amazing!

    " - Dunja

  • Nov 07, 2020 - USD $ 31.75
  • "If just a bit of your spirit travels with your hair ,then these girls are much luckier than they realize xx " - Caterina

  • Nov 07, 2020 - USD $ 31.75
  • "Way to go Patricia. What an wonderful expression of who you are and a great example to the rest of us. " - Familia Paes

  • Nov 06, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Proud of you Patsy!! Love you!" - Kirti and Reece

  • Nov 06, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Kim" - Kim

  • Nov 05, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You are inspiring, such an amazing cause" - Tahlia

  • Nov 03, 2020 - USD $ 4.72
  • "Fully funded!" - Anonumous

  • Nov 03, 2020 - USD $ 7.77
  • "I just had to be the one to get you to the R30k :D No reason to stop there, though! " - MJP

  • Nov 03, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You’re insane. We like it. " - Jon & Bren

  • Nov 03, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "Almost at your target, thanks for raising awareness for those without a voice. " - Neil Bolton

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Pat is my hero " - Footpedal installer

  • Nov 02, 2020 - USD $ 12.29
  • "Can’t wait to see your cute pixie crop! " - MoMo

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well Done Pat. We can now have the same hair do " - Cpt Jack Sparrow

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Amazing! Lots of love" - Alicia Walshe

  • Nov 01, 2020 - USD $ 61.45
  • "Well done Patricia it’s an amazing thing to do x" - The Ayres Family

  • Oct 28, 2020 - USD $ 62.07
  • "absolutely amazing initiative" - Paul Abrahams

  • Oct 25, 2020 - R 750.00
  • "." - Hellman

  • Oct 24, 2020 - R 52.88
  • "Please advise Delia of this payment" - Cheryl Stanford

  • Oct 23, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Being a cancer patient, hope this donation will help" - Fatima Fernandes

  • Oct 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 21, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Pat, you continue to inspire me, my friend. All of the love for you x" - Sheena

  • Oct 16, 2020 - USD $ 29.94
  • "What a great cause and way to raise awareness! Love you xx" - Megan Crouse

  • Oct 15, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Amazing Patricia! " - BD

  • Oct 15, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "A small donation given with love" - Judith

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Well done Patricia, you are an inspiration" - Naadiyah Laher

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "A very deserving cause by a lovely lady. Well done doctor ." - Peter Brown

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "We are vey proud of you. Good Luck" - Tyron, Michelle, Liam and Reece.

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Great cause - awesome!" - Jon & Michelle & Family

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "This is so amazing Pat!!! Just like you :)" - Grace

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Thank you so much Patricia for raising awareness. " - Lisa’s mom

  • Oct 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "So proud of you. Love " - Clive and Jenny

  • Oct 09, 2020 - USD $ 12.86
  • "Such an amazing thing to do! Xx" - Michelle

  • Oct 09, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Good on you, Patricia x" - Pm

  • Oct 07, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Awesome cause. All the best, Shan Ty and Casey" - Shannon Leahy

  • Oct 06, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Best wishes to Teagan, Lisa and Liane on their recovery. " - Anonymous

  • Oct 06, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wonderful campaign friend, proud of you! Hope you reach your target!" - Rachelle

  • Oct 04, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "So awesome Pat!" - Andrea

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 529.81
  • "Awesome cause. " - Paul Gerrard

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Amazing!! You are a legend and inspire me all the time. " - Mithasha

  • Oct 01, 2020 - USD $ 25.59
  • "An amazing and brave thing to do" - Tina Hulme

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Go Patsi! Xxx" - Carly & Jonty

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 793.13
  • "Well done you. Love Dad and Mom" - Dad and Mom

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 216.03
  • "All the best! " - Nikki Warne

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "For a true goddess! Inspiring and amazing " - Candy

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You’re amazing Patricia! " - Tyrann Burger

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You go girl! JC" - Jonathan Cohen

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "Well done Patricia a great cause and personal effort." - Eddie Lyons

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done on a great cause, Pat. Love, The Shady Family." - Gerald Buys

  • Oct 01, 2020 - USD $ 118.81
  • "Hope to see you in 2021 COVID permitting " - Paul And Susa

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 70.62
  • "Very moved by this incredible cause! Nice one, Tricia! Come on, Legends! " - MJP

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "How amazing! I am proud to know you" - Cloudia Bromfield

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 58.90
  • "You are my hero and the dearest friend any girl could ask for. This is testimony to the kind and caring lady that you are xoxoxo " - Monique Cam

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 793.13
  • "Well done sister, very good cause." - Brudha

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 64.32
  • "Very brave sister! We not going to recognise you!" - Attie, Anew & Aniel

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "What a beautiful gesture. " - Cath Blow

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "You are our hero. Selfless mother, wife and doctor. Love you very much xxx" - Daddy & JeTT

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 55 526.52

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 21 200.00
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My name is Patricia Brown and I am planning on cutting off more than 60cm of my hair on the 7th of November. Anyone who knows me can attest that I have always had very long hair and that I am very attached to it.

Tune In Live for the 'big chop' on 7 November

Join the 'Zoom' Link anytime from 3:50pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81168742164?pwd=RkJnQmtBTlErL1JXUHFaS3lrN0x5UT09

Meeting ID: 811 6874 2164
Passcode: %j%u&u4M7=

Or Watch on Instagram Live via Patricia's profile here