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A Bald Move from Pippa

As we enter our eighth week in lockdown, there won't be any quarantine hairdo anxieties for public sector analyst Pippa Quincey (LEH 2006-2013), who has shaved her head for charity.
Pippa made the bald move, after her favourite charity - Campus Children's Holidays – became concerned about their future due to the impact COVID-19 is having on their usual funding.

Pippa, who works for PPL and has already raised over £2,000, says: “I am a fan of my hair, so to see it become separated from my head was an interesting experience. Not to mention the excellent 'toilet brush' look I'll be styling as it grows back.”

It’s still possible to donate to her fundraising page here, and there’s a video of the head shave here. Pippa says: “This was the only way I could think of to raise money without having to do any exercise!  I’m actually loving my new no-hair life and we’ve managed to raise a good amount of money to date, so I am really pleased all round!”

She has been volunteering for the charity, which runs activity camps for disadvantaged children from Liverpool, for six years now. Pippa explains: “These kids are from a variety of backgrounds – some are in the care system, others are young carers, often living in poverty, or they come from a bereaved family; but one thing they all have in common is that both they and their family need a break.

“What I love most about Campus is seeing these kids make happy memories on their week away from home - meeting other children in the same situation as them, and taking part in lots of activities they wouldn't get the chance to otherwise. You can really see the difference throughout the week as their confidence and self esteem increases. I've also been introduced to the beauty that is the Scouse language, and have even been called an 'honourary Scouser', which is probably the highest achievement of my life so far!”
 

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