Looking on the internet, I was moved and inspired by the work done by charity ‘Little Princess Trust’ who provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Being moved from seeing others donating hair to help children, last year I went to see my usual Senior Stylist Lisa at Cherish Salon, Tetbury and had my long locks restyled into a chic short bob! I then posted my hair to the address on the website and a fortnight later I received a certificate to say my hair had been used to make a wig for a child.
Hair that is cut has been donated to the Little Princess Trust based in Hereford, which was founded by Wendy and Simon Tarplee after the tragic death of their little girl Hannah from cancer in 2005.
The work the Little Princess Trust do, is outstanding to say the least. I have known a few people kindly donating their locks and you get a great sense of achievement knowing you have helped a good cause.
Suitable hair types:
-Clean, dry hair in good condition (no split ends) from males and females, and of any natural colour
-Straight, wavy, curly, permed or chemically straightened (in good condition)
-Containing the odd grey (less than 10%)
-Dyed, bleached/highlighted (any dyes must be of a natural colour)
-Layered (shortest layer must be at least 7”/17cm)
-Plaits/ponytails, cut a long time ago, preserved in good condition