A CHESTER Soroptimist member has donated her hair, which she had been growing since lockdown, to charity in order to be made into wigs for those suffering with hair loss.

Wendy Thompson had missed several hair appointments during the Covid pandemic and, after a chance meeting with a cancer specialist nurse, was encouraged to grow her hair even longer, so that it may be used to help those who may have lost theirs as a result of treatment.

Part of her long locks have now been donated to the Little Princess Trust, where they will help children suffering with the effects of alopecia, chemotherapy or other hair loss conditions.

At a meeting of the Soroptimist International Chester Club (SI Chester) on Monday, February 13, guest speaker Rebecca Morgan-Brennan, Founder of Morgan's Wigs, Hair Loss Service and Training Academy, said that around 20 centimetres (8 inches) of hair is needed to make these life-changing wigs.

Chester and District Standard: Wendy Thompson's hair during lockdown.Wendy Thompson's hair during lockdown. (Image: Chester Soroptimists.)

Rebecca gave an inspiring and educational talk to the Chester Club members gathered at Mollington Banastre Hotel, before also receiving two long locks of hair from Wendy.

Wendy said: "This is such an incredible way to make a difference to someone else’s life.

"Please share your hair, if you can."

Rebecca Morgan-Brennan is also well known in the area for her support of Look Good Feel Better, (LGFB) where she runs workshops and helps clients with image and confidence issues linked to their condition.

LGFB is a charity that provides practical and effective free services for women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

SI Chester have been supporting the charity through fundraising and by various other activities during the last 12 months.

The Chester Soroptimist Club are part of a global network of members advocating human rights and gender equality. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at the Mollington Banastre Hotel on Parkgate Road.

More information is available via the organisation's website.