Sisters cut it fine

By Jessica Elgot, April 16, 2009
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Hair-raising acts: Yael, Michal and Rachel had their hair cut off to be used to make a wig for cancer sufferers

Hair-raising acts: Yael, Michal and Rachel had their hair cut off to be used to make a wig for cancer sufferers

Three Hendon sisters have made the ultimate cuts for Pesach, having had hair grown over three years lopped off to be used for wigs for children with cancer.

The Blank girls — Yael, 15, Michal, 13 and Rachel, 11 — also raised almost £1,000 in sponsorship for Israeli cancer charity Zichron Menachem by performing a play about their project.

“It is strange to see them with short hair after having it so long for almost three years,” said their mother Belinda. “But they’ve had to grow it so long because we need to donate at least 12 inches of hair and the girls didn’t want their hair to end up too short after the cut. It’s shoulder length now, but it’s still going to take getting used to.”

Mrs Blank added that as the sisters’ total “donation” did not even amount to a single wig, “it’s so important that more people do what the girls have done.”

And the girls’ view on their new look? “I don’t really like it,” Michal confessed. “I am glad I did it. But I think I will grow it again.”

    Last updated: 4:08pm, July 6 2009