Let it go


The voting has ended, and the volunteers fought a good fight.

They had been spamming and begging for the past few days but still, were not able to get everyone they know to vote. Their spouses and family members helped. They had also asked their colleagues, ex-colleagues, ex-working partners, gaming friends, parent support group, other volunteers group and donors. Some of them had also asked their clients, friends and friends’ friends and friends’ friends’ friends, etc to help, but were not able to get enough votes to win.

Win or lose, the volunteers will continue to work hard for 2017 and beyond. The volunteers would like to thank all who had help and voted. You know who you are!

Let’s continue to support them and wish them well.

~ The end ~

Did you know that..
















  • one wig cost around S$200 to make? 
  • some of the supposedly sponsored wigs ended up being paid by the volunteers?
  • if they win, the prize money could benefit 25 patients / survivors? 
  • till date, there are over 800 donors, but the vote count is less than half?
  • you have less than 4 days to help? 


Voting ends 27 Dec (10 am)

http://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/gsoty-story/battling-cancer-style

Less than 5 days

This project was officially started in 2011. However, not many people in Singapore knew about this.

A lot of donors suggested that they should create more awareness. However ... .

For the past five years, the volunteers had made a total of 28 wigs and had donated them to NCCS and BCF. These are just some of them. They wish they could keep up with the demand, but ... .


It would cost the volunteers around S$200 to make a wig, and they are fortunate to have some friends, colleagues, hair donors and some anonymous to help in the past. Sadly ... .

If you know the answer, vote for them.

If you don't know the answer, voting for them is the answer.

http://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/gsoty-story/battling-cancer-style

Voting ends 27 Dec 2017 (10 am)

Halfway


This has been a busy year for these volunteers. Other than busy appearing on television and social media. They had been supporting some event as well.

In April, they were involved in an event by Mediacorp Radio station Love 972 and Ocean Butterflies Singapore for VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer. They help whenever needed. So help them to help more.

Vote for them!

Voting ends 27 Dec 2017 (10 am)

http://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/gsoty-story/battling-cancer-style

Five

Day number 5 … The volunteers have been checking the vote count as and when they are happy anxious. Still far behind.

They had been asking people to vote, but people may not really know what they really do. Yet again, another couple of months back (like there are 24 months this year) crews from Mediacorp Chinese News were seen with them. And then… they appeared on a television programme on Channel U.

The show, World This Week, did a brief segment on what this group is all about, you can watch it over at the link below.

But then, still no sponsor.

Vote for them, though they cannot be your voice in the parliament, they can help those in need too.

Voting ends 27 Dec 2017 (10 am)

http://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/gsoty-story/battling-cancer-style



Day 3

Day 3 of the voting period and it seems like the story of these volunteers are lagging behind. The volunteers are still working hard to get more people to vote for their story.

Did you know?

The project that these volunteers are running is self-funded. They do not have any big organisations or companies to support them. The only support from the government, indirectly, is maybe the GST voucher given to the volunteers and it’s not a big sum.

See these ponytails?


They are waiting to be recycled into wigs for our cancer patients, and they do not need pay a single dollar (not even a cent), it’s all fully sponsored for by these volunteers, their friends and colleagues… and volunteers and their friends again… and their friends again … until may they are broke?

So, vote for them before it’s too late. Voting ends 27 Dec 2017 (10 am)

http://www.ourbetterworld.org/en/gsoty-story/battling-cancer-style

Once upon a time

Once upon a time, In a little red dot on a map, there is a volunteer group, collecting donated hair and recycle them into wigs for cancer patients free of charge.

Then came a fairy godmother group of good people and said to these volunteers; 'Hey! We could help you.'

And soon, the story of these volunteers were made known to many.


However, these volunteers are still struggling to keep up with the demand of wigs due to the lack of fund.

Then, the group of good people appeared again from nowhere and said to these volunteers; 'We may be able to help, but you will need to gather as many people as possible to vote.'

'Vote?' asked a volunteer.

'Yes',  said the group of good people, 'to vote for your story. The story with the most votes get the S$5,000 prize to jump-start your work in 2017. Just direct your voters to this link (www.ourbetterworld.org/en/good-story-of-the-year/2016).'

Feeling excited, the volunteers are now working hard to garner as many votes as possible between 14 Dec - 27 Dec.


... to be continued


Wee Kean's Donation


"I've never kept my hair for so long before - the length of time and the length of my hair.

Estelle's Donation


I’ve always had long hair since primary school as I was always told I don’t suit short hairstyle . With such perception in my mind , even when I started working I didn’t dare to have short hairstyle . Though I really envy girls with short and chic hairstyles .

Hui Yan's Donation


"I was growing out my hair in preparation for my wedding when my colleague noticed the length and suggested that i consider hair donation after my big day (she was growing out her hair for donation at that time too).

Azreena's Donation

"When I heard about RYH, I wanted to do my part, in memory of my Mom and stepmom (both had passed away from cancer).

Mae's Donation


"I just wanted to do something for someone beyond just donating money during the time my dad was very ill. So I decided to leave my hair untouched for 6 months. I'm really glad it got accepted."
~ Mae

Selina's Donation


"I have been wanted to cut my hair for very long time, but every time when I asked my friend for advise, they would stop me as they said I wouldn’t look good with short hair.

Kate's Donation


"Kate Elizabeth is 9 and she attends Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School. She has long hair since we stopped bringing her for hair cut.

Shannen's Donation

"Ever since young, I have always wanted to do something to help people in need. So why not donate my hair to people who need it more than I do? I m glad that I have donated my hair and would definitely consider to donate it again! :)"
~ Shannen

Si Xuan's Donation


"I've had long hair most of my life (ever since I made my own decisions), and I have always been very proud of it. I have also always wanted to do something with my hair, like selling or donating.

Brenda's Donation


"I wanted to help more people in ways I can. I may not be the richest but with the resources I have, I will always try my very best to help.

Wigs Donated

After much delay, we have finally donated our wigs on 5th July 2016 to NCCS.

Hair were sent to the wig maker last November, and the completed wigs were collected in January. Due to our hectic work schedule and the number of donors to arrange to view the wigs, we were unable to donate the wigs early.

Wig Y16-01

Donors:
Kat, Jocelyn, Michelle (Malaysia), Teresa

Sponsor: Kat

Donated to Kat's Aunt

Janelle's Donation


"As 23th June marks the 6th month post-donation of my hair, I've decided to share my story.

Ling Ling's Donation


"One day, I read the articles in the website that there is someone donate her hair to the cancel patients to help them. I am touched by her act and thinking to do the same things.

Cynde's Donation


"I kept my long hair since first pregnancy till second pregnancy for about 3 years plus. To maintain my long hair healthy, I often go for hair treatment to protect such a long hair.

Ling Zhi's Donation


"I have grown my hair long for the past 8 years and it is only recently last year that I was aware I could help someone out there with my hair, hence the donation thought!

Lay Peng's Donation


"Ever since I know there is an opportunity in Singapore to recycle and donate our hair , I got excited and started growing my hair to at least the minimum length of 10 inches.

Dazzle's Donation


"I will donate again when my hair grows longer. I am happy that my hair will be used to help people with cancer. Get well soon. "
~ Dazzle

Deneb's Donation


"According to the famous quote from a famous brand "if a woman cuts her hair is about to change her life" but for me I wanted to make a difference.. I wanted to do something good this season of lent...

Fangwen's Donation


"I hope my hair can help make wigs for patients who need it. Sharing is caring."
~ Fangwen

Evelina's Donation


"it must be hard for the patients to be sick and losing their hair at the same time.. so this is the least I can do."
~ Evelina

Rui Xuan's Donation


"My friend introduced me to hair donation when I intended to cut my 4 years worth of hair.

Gina's Donation

"Been wanting to donate my hair to Locks of Love after receiving 2 heartbreaking news of my friends' young and beautiful mother died of cancer. Fortunately, I came across this webpage while attempting to find one of such organisation in Singapore. Keep up the good work @Recycle Your Hair!"
~ Gina

Veron's Donation


"In 2015 after we had completed 2016 P1 registration for Veron, my hubby and I was discussing whether we should cut her hair short to get her prepared for P1. But both of us feel it is a wasted to cut her long hair. Then my hubby suddenly said why not donate her hair. Why we have this thought is because we have a few friends who have cancer and it is so sad to see them losing their hair due to chemo treatment they are receiving.

Shannen's Donation


"I donated my hair for the first time and for a great cause. I hope that my small contribution could bring a smile to someone who really need it someday."
~ Shannen

Yi Fen's Donation


"Really hope that the hair is good enough to be used to make wig. I cut it on my birthday last year. I was saving it until it reaches the acceptable length. Donating it away reminds me to be thankful to God for what I have. And now I hope whoever receives it, receives God's love too!

Wigs for 2016 - photos

Here are the photos of the wigs. Which is your favourite style?

Wig Y16-01

Donors:
Jocelyn, Michelle (Malaysia), Kat, Teresa 'Tetch'

Collected the wigs

We have collected our wigs yesterday. We will be sending photos of the wigs to donors and arranging the viewing of the wigs as soon as we have the time.


Ready!

Our first batch of wigs for 2016 will be ready for collection next week!