The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs to children suffering from hair loss, benefited from a Christmas charity event held by the Independent Fundraisers of Worcester.
Worcester gives generously at festive fundraiser
Santa took time out from his busy Christmas schedule to help support the Little Princess Trust on Saturday 13 December. He handed out sweets, posed for photos and met lots of excited children at the Guildhall, as a Christmas soundtrack helped to set the mood.
Although the event was free, during this season of goodwill visitors were encouraged to give generously to the Trust – and they didn’t disappoint!
About the Little Princess Trust
The Little Princess Trust was set up in memory of Hannah, the original Little Princess. Hannah was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour and lost all her hair while undergoing treatment. Hannah found losing her hair very upsetting and Hannah’s parents, Wendy and Simon, struggled to find suppliers of real hair wigs in small sizes.
After Hannah sadly passed away in 2005, Wendy and Simon received so many offers of support they were able to set up a charity to help other children in the same situation. Hannah loved wearing her wig and the charity now sources wigs for other children who have lost their hair, either through cancer or other conditions, such as alopecia areata.
Since 2006, the Little Princess Trust has helped provide over 2,700 children with wigs made from real hair, and they now employ five members of staff to help keep up with demand.
Ways to show your support
The Belgravia Centre is a proud supporter of the Little Princess Trust and you too can support this worthwhile charity by donating either money or hair.
To donate £5, text WIGS01 £5 to 70070. Alternatively you can visit their website where you can donate online, as well as finding out how to run a fundraising event on behalf of the charity.
If you are interested in donating your hair to the Little Princess Trust, so that it can be made into a wig by one of the charity’s partners, there are just a couple of requirements you need to meet. Hair can be curly or straight, coloured or permed, but must be at least seven inches long and not contain more than 10% of grey hairs. Find out more about how to donate hair for wigs.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.