Sister snips for charity appeal

21 April 2020

Sister snips for charity appeal
Chopping off 17 inches of hair is no small feat. But nurse Rashmita is no stranger to extreme hairdressing!

This is the third time Rashmita has snipped off her hair in aid of charity. This time, she is supporting Imperial Health Charity’s COVID-19 Relief Fund for the staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Originally from Nepal, nurse Rashmita joined the Trust back in 2014. She’s currently caring for patients affected by coronavirus by working as a ward sister on Lilian Holland Ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

While working on the ward can be challenging, Rashmita enjoys working as part of a team.

“Considering the current situation due to COVID-19, I wanted to raise some funds to contribute to the fight against this pandemic and protect my colleagues and frontline workers, along with the patients’ families.”

With the hair going to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig, Rashmita has already raised an outstanding £1,090 in aid of the appeal.

However due to the closure of the hairdressers, Rashmita has had to take matters into her own hands!

“I had to cut it off by myself which didn’t go very well and my hair became uneven – although I am still happy thinking that once it is turned into wig, it will put a smile on someone’s face. I always feel good whenever I can bring a smile to someone’s face.”

Thank you to Rashmita and all the incredible fundraisers who are working hard to support our appeal!

Visit Rashmita’s JustGiving page to read more of her story and see her pictures here.

To find out more about the charity’s appeal, click here