21 November 2019 - 24 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ד חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Zichron Menachem Chanucut at Elsa High School E-mail

In December, the girls of Elsa High School gathered together for an afternoon of pampering for those who had signed up to have their hair cut. This was in aid of the Israeli charity Zichron Menachem Chanucut, which supports children with cancer, as well as their families. The hair will be donated to the charity and made into wigs for those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

It was a really magical experience, both for the donors and for the receivers on the other side of the world. While the girls were cutting their hair, there were activities for those whose hair was not long enough or who did not wish to cut their hair.

Chanucut offers people the chance to donate their hair during the festival of Chanukah, to make wigs for Israeli children undergoing treatment for cancer. Hair was also cut in London, Eilat and Toronto for the first Chanucut in 2017. Chanucut is the creation of Zum Zum, the UK arm of the Israeli charity Zichron Menachem.

All girls who donated their hair were happy with themselves and left with the feeling of doing a huge mitzvah. Liana Tang, one of the girls who got the chop, said: “The more you give, the more you receive.” All donors were happy with the result. The experience was very meaningful to everyone and the initiative will continue and grow in the future at Elsa High School in Hong Kong. Special thanks go to the teachers who organised the event, and to the students who participated.

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