Students from an Abu Dhabi school cut their hair to support a noble campaign and raise awareness about cancer.
The Dunes-Hair for Hope by Dunes International School Abu Dhabi saw students and even parents donate at least 12 inches of locks.
The donated hair will be turned into wigs and will be given out for free to cancer patients.
“This is the first hair donation public event in Abu Dhabi that we’ve organised and the second one in the UAE,” school principal Paramjit Ahluwalia explained.
“Synthetic wigs are available at cheaper prices, but they can cause harm to the scalp and also look unnatural. Wigs made out of natural hair are really expensive everywhere in the world.
“I feel this is the best way to help someone because we are healthy beings and we need to feel their pain too.”
One of the young volunteers, Maryam Shamsudheen, 13, added: “I think one should help others in their own capacity and share happiness. As soon as I heard about [this campaign], I just knew I had to do this.”