A NURSE will undergo her first major haircut in more than 30 years to raise money for an African school and provide wigs to children recovering from cancer.
The 58-year-old anaesthetic nurse, who works at the University Hospital of North Durham, decided to donate her hair after the charity helped a friend of her workmate’s daughter.
She said: “The hair will be used to make a wig so that the child won’t look out of place and can have some confidence.”
She is also urging people to sponsor her hair cut with money going to a charity in Zambia that provides education to impoverished children.
Mrs Wilson said: “The charity started with a pastor and his wife teaching 15 children in their kitchen, now they have more than 300 and volunteers are building them a school.
“They started because many children weren’t getting an education because it cost too much.
“It costs just £3 a month per child and they also get a meal.”
Mrs Wilson admitted losing her hair would be a big shock but said it was worthwhile.
She said: “My family think I am mad, I have had long hair since before my son was born and he is 34.
“It’s something I can do that won’t hurt and anyway, it will always grow back.”
She will have her hair cut at the salon she visits once or twice a year for a trim, Hair and Beauty at Muse in Blackhill, on Tuesday, February 19.