Long locks to get the chop in aid of vulnerable children
Many people say they would give the ‘shirt off their back’ to help a worthy cause yet one Leeds resident is going that extra mile this month as she gives the hair off her head in a fundraiser for charity.
24-year-old solicitor Jazz Kaur, from Armley, will be losing her dark locks on Thursday 28th May, as she hopes to raise money for vulnerable children affected by the disastrous earthquake in Nepal.
More than 8,000 people died as a result of the 8.1magnitude quake that hit the South Asian country in late April, whilst thousands more were injured and millions affected.
After seeing images of the relief efforts, Jazz says she decided she wanted to do something to help and opted for the sponsored head shave as a quirky alternative to the usual fundraisers.
“Everyone who knows me knows that I am quite extreme so whatever I was going to do I was always going to do to the fullest,” she said.
“The way I have to look at it is that it’s only a haircut at the end of the day and it is for such a worthy cause.
“I don’t think it has quite hit me yet that I will soon have no hair but when I look at myself in the mirror and I’m bald, that’s probably when it will fully sink in.”
Jazz’s inspiration behind the fundraiser is her cousin Christopher who recently completed the London Marathon after months of training.
Admitting that such a physical task would be ‘out of the question’, she hopes her own ‘hair sacrifice’ will be enough to raise awareness and funds for children in Nepal.
“People need to be aware of what is actually going on in Nepal,” she added.
“It is one of the poorest countries out there and I think that we have a responsibility as people, to lend a hand where possible.
“I come from a deprived background myself but I had the right support in my life which some of these kids in Nepal are unfortunately never going to get
“If I can help, along with anyone who can donate, it is going to make some difference.”
Jazz will have her head shaved by friend and hairdresser, Emma Mack, at Swillington’s Woodland Barbers, before her trimmed locks are donated for charity.
“My first response when Jazz told me about the idea was that she’s crazy,” Emma added. “In all seriousness though it is a really nice and brave thing she is doing for such a credible cause.”
If you would like to make a donation please visit virginmoneygiving.com/JazzKaur, with all money raised going to Child Action Nepal.