Two 10-year-old twins have come in for praise after chopping off their golden locks to help make wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair.
Identical twins Lena and Laura Krosz from Starachowice in south-eastern Poland, had been wanting to do something to help others when they heard about the charity Rak ‘n’ Roll (a pun on Rock and Roll, with Rak being the Polish word for cancer).
One of the charity’s initiatives is the Give Hair! campaign, which in collaboration with a wig making company Rokoko uses the natural hair donated by volunteers to make wigs which are then given out for free to women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.
First coming across the charity in 2020, the girls spent the next two years growing their hair until finally deciding to get it lopped off during a visit to their local hairdressers.
Proud mum Aleksandra Krzos said: “Cutting their hair was absolutely their own idea.
“The girls are happy and say that they look better in short hair. Growing their hair took some time, because they needed to reach the required length of 25 cm.”
“I was in tears after they did it. The girls are learning how to help others.
“I also have long hair, but I wouldn’t be brave enough to cut mine. I help in other ways. I am incredibly proud of my daughters.”
Founded in 2009, Rak ‘n’ Roll has now handed over 3,999 free wigs to cancer patients.