September 16 2014 Latest news:
BY dominic bareham
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A fundraiser who suffers from ME will be letting her hair down – literally – on Friday when she has her hair cut to create wigs for children suffering from cancer.
Vicky Bareham, 45, of Taylor Road, Diss, will be donating some of her long hair to the charity Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children with cancer and the hair loss condition alopecia.
The charity haircut will be taking place at The Greyhound, in Tibenham at 8pm and the event will also feature live music from the band Them Two.
She said: “I wanted to do something for the community and charity because I have ME and I am unwell a lot of the time, so I thought that growing my hair and donating it to charity was something that I could do.”
The trust asks that the hair to be cut is 12 inches in length, but Miss Bareham said hers was a lot longer.
She used to be a very active person until she was struck down by the condition – full name Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – 11 years ago, which causes her extreme exhaustion and joint pain.
She trained as a silversmith and received an award for her work from the then Arts and Humanities Research Board, which is now the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
However, she had to give up work due to the condition and has to spend a few hours a day sleeping or lying down listening to audio books and attends ME clinics in Lowestoft and Norwich.
To donate to Miss Bareham’s appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/Vicky-Bareham0.