A Nottingham Trent University student has had 15 inches cut off her hair to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
20-year-old Aiesha Haque, who lives in Mapperley, says she did it to show support for her uncle Dave who is suffering from the devastating disease. She visited the KH Hair salon in Arnold who carried out the radical haircut free of charge.
“MND is such a cruel disease and I have seen the affect it has had on my uncle and his beautiful family. ” she explains. “He is the most bubbly, kind-hearted person I know; a wonderful father to two young girls and I love him very much. I wanted to cut my hair in support of him and his fight and in the hope that, one day, a cure will be found.
“I was really nervous and emotional on the day but the gang at KH Hair really looked after me. They were super-friendly and made feel very special. I’m so happy I had it cut. I’m loving my new look and it has certainly saved me a lot of time in the mornings!”
Aiesha , who is working towards a degree in Politics and International Relations, says, although her uncle has lost the ability to speak, he has been texting messages of support and was blown away when she Face Timed him to show off her new look. “He kept messaging me to say thank you and when he saw it, I could tell he was very happy.” She adds.
Kind Aiesha has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, the charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions.
Mum, Mumtaz, who witnessed the chop, is understandably super proud of her daughter. “It was especially brave of her to go so short when the trend for young women is to have long hair and extensions.” she explains. ” She’s never been afraid of stepping out of the norm. Well done Aiesha!”
KH Hair salon director, Dawn Bramhall, says: “What a transformation! Aiesha looks absolutely beautiful and seems to be very happy with her new cut. Her thoughtfulness and bravery will go a long way to helping two very worthy causes and we were very happy to help.”
Aiesha has so far raised over £1,000 for the MND Association. Anyone wishing to donate can do so via her s Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-mnd-charity?