Tuesday 30 August 2016

Charity Spotlight - Little Princess Trust

Little Princess Trust logo

This month's charity is the amazing Little Princess Trust.

As those that regularly read my blog will know over the last year we've been part of a special project with Ikea to live a more sustainable life. Making us rethink our waste and how we live, it has made us review how we look and live life. After a morning at the hairdressers I started to think about what happened to the waste hair and mentioned it to my hairdresser. She mentioned that there are places that you can donate it to but it has to be cut properly and you can't use the sweepings off the floor!

So, when I got home I did some googling and found the charity, Little Princess Trust.

The charity provide real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. The wigs are given to the children completely free of charge. The charity also provide wigs to children suffering with illnesses such as alopecia.

The wigs are made from hair donated to the charity with people lopping off their long locks and sending them to their offices in Shoreham-by-Sea. The hair is then forwarded to a factory in China and made into wigs at no charge to the charity. 

If the charity doesn't have a suitable donated-hair wig for a child they will source one but the average cost is £350-£500!!!  

The charity receives no formal funding so the support of us normal folk is vital for their fantastic work to continue. That's why I've picked Little Princess Trust to shine in August's charity spotlight. 

In the next couple of weeks I'll be going for the chop and donating 7 inches of hair to them. I'm also going to try raising them a few quid, which hopefully will be enough to buy a further wig from one of their suppliers, so click here to make a donation. 

Blonde woman with hair over her face and glass where the eyes should be

If Harry Styles can do it so can I!


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