Hair Cutting for Zichron Menachem
Yesterday, four very special, selfless girls, pupils at Sinai Jewish Primary School, cut their hair, in front of their peers at their school assembly, in aid of the very worthwhile charity, Zichron Menachem which supports Israeli children with cancer and their families. The charity is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Two Year 3 (age 8) and two Year 6 (age 11) girls have been growing their hair for months and have been raising sponsorship money for this very unique, charitable cause.
In the past year alone, Zichron Menachem in the UK has received 293 hair donations that have been used to make wigs for kids and young adults in Britain and Israel; 14 wigs have been donated so far to local, British children and young adults.
Zichron Menachem was founded by Chaim and Miri Ehrental after their oldest child, Menachem, died of leukaemia at the age of 16. Since then Zichron Menachem has helped 3,500 families, organising free camps, running a day centre in Jerusalem to enable children with cancer and their healthy siblings to learn and have fun, collecting blood components, counselling parents, obtaining hair to provide thousands of children with customised wigs, and delivering other services unavailable elsewhere.
Eli Seliger, Director of Zichron Menachem UK, attended the special hair-cutting assembly and addressing the children. He commented, “Losing one’s hair can be tremendously traumatic at any age. To be able to provide these courageous children the opportunity to feel and look physically wonderful again, is an honour. We are incredibly grateful to every girl who has taken it upon themselves to grow their hair for this life-changing cause.“
We are very proud of the four brave girls have donated their hair to the Charity .