Carla Carr, a Building Recovery in Communities Worker at 5 WAYS has had her hair cut off to raise money for the 2022 Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation.
The Recovery Graduation celebrates the success in attaining abstinence from alcohol/drugs of people supported by Forward Leeds. Graduation also allows attendees to mark the end of an often-challenging period of their life and look forward to what they are going to be able to accomplish in the future.
Carla’s haircut, from her manager at 5 WAYS Jo Byrden, was live-streamed on Facebook from 5 WAYS and has had over 2000 views.
Carla said: “I wanted to do this to make the graduation as special as possible for everyone attending. The more money we can raise to put on this event, the more we can make this feel like a significant moment for those attending. For those that graduate it’s not just about celebrating their abstinence. It’s about realising they can now build a new and better life that’s free from alcohol and drugs. That’s why the evening is so important”.
The total is made up of money Carla has collected herself in-person and the £300+ donated online via Carla’s GoFundMe page making a total of over £700.
Carla has donated her hair to the Little Princesses Trust who provide free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
If you would like to donate you can still do so online on Carla’s Go Fund Me Page: