As a celebration of Orchid Rehabilitation’s second birthday, the team decided they wanted to make a difference to others and ‘give back’ to the local community. The idea of a sponsored hair cut came up after the 1st Lockdown (due to Covid-19). After two years having not had their hair cut, it was decided that they would donate their hair to The Little Princess Trust, so that it could be made into a wig for young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other medical conditions.
Alongside this we are looking to fundraise money to purchase a Mollii suit for a well-loved Salisbury resident who is suffering from Fibromyalgia. The Mollii suit was trialled with her for a research article into the effectiveness of the Mollii suit with Fibromyalgia and helped to relieve her symptoms.
For those of your who do not know what a Mollii suit is, it comprises a jacket and trousers which have electrodes providing electrical stimulation to different areas of the body.
“It brings rapid relief and help to people with symptoms such as spasticity, dystonia, muscle weakness, hypotonia, muscle rigidity, spasms, ataxia, athetoid movement, balance and control difficulties. It also helps ease the pain and fatigue which often occur in neurological and other movement disorders”.
Please understand that to have this much hair cut off is a traumatic experience, having become attached to long hair after years of not having it cut. When you see them afterwards please do not laugh at their short, curly bob’s or question why they are wearing a woolly hat in the heat of the summer!
All joking aside, please help us in our fundraising mission: