A haircut with impact 

We are very grateful to Keng Wragg for a wonderful donation of £399 made recently for the Sheffield Scanner.

Keng is the owner of two local Thai restaurants, Thai Thai Ka in Broomhill and Thai at the Travellers in Holmesfield.

Having lost her sister to cancer 5 years ago, Keng decided on an unusual way to raise funds in her sister’s memory for cancer research. She grew her hair long over a period of three years and recently had it cut short in order to donate the hair to a charity for it to be made into a wig for a chemotherapy patient.

Keng Wragg before the haircut

With some trepidation Keng let her parents take the first snips of her by now very long hair, before submitting to the expert scissors of her hairdresser. Delighted with the results, Keng has been complimented on her new look and been told she looks 10 years younger!

Keng Wragg after her haircut

Keng was overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to sponsor her haircut, and has raised a grand total of £399, which she has donated to the University’s £2 million Sheffield Scanner campaign to bring the first MRI-PET scanner to Sheffield. Cancer is one of many diseases this ground-breaking imaging facility will support and researchers and clinicians at the University of Sheffield are some of the best in the world in these areas. With the new scanner it will offer a huge variety of opportunities to further their research, developing new treatments and advancements in combating these terrible diseases.

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