Chop for charity

Algarve freelance writer and author Suzy Turner has made the decision to cut off her long hair for charity – on Friday January 13.

Upon approaching 2012, Suzy began to develop new goals and resolutions to focus on.

One was to embrace her age and stop the use of chemicals on her hair and welcome the sight of natural grey hair.

The other was to become a braver person.

Suzy told the Algarve Resident: “After deciding to let my natural white hair shine through, the idea of making chopping off my hair into a charity event developed.”

All donations raised will be used to help wishes come true of children suffering from life limiting illnesses of the Make a Wish Foundation International.

“I have always been so touched by stories of these children who just have one main wish to fulfill and they never fail to make me cry,” said Suzy.

The hair cut will take place at 4.30pm at Suzy’s regular hair salon, Chantal’s in Ferragudo, where her hair will be chopped into a short pixie crop.

“I had initially wanted to fully shave off my hair but my husband Michael put his foot down and I decided I would keep a short amount of hair,” Suzy said.

After the cut, hair will be sent to the British Little Princess Trust, an organisation that provides real hair wigs to children suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment.

As the countdown to the big day is on, all donations are welcome to raise the current total of www.88 (at the time of writing).

Suzy completed her first two novels, Raven and December Moon, in 2011 and has plans to release the third and final book of the saga this year. Sophie McCarrick

For more information on the cause or to donate, please contact Suzy on 919 556 630, email [email protected] or visit where all information is available.