Little Princess Trust is a UK charity which provides real hair wigs to children and young adults affected by medical hair loss
This is generally as a result of cancer treatment or forms of Alopecia Areata
, an autoimmune disorder which comes in a range of increasingly severe phenotypes
, of which only the most mild, scalp-only form can be treated. Even then, this is only possible in suitable patients aged 16 and over.
Often wearing a wig is the best solution to help vulnerable children - both girls and boys
- to feel more 'normal'.
Having received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for volunteer groups) in Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee year, the children's charity has recently been in the regal spotlight again after the Duchess of Cambridge
donated her own hair to the organisation. Other high profile donors include Harry Styles
and Jessie J
In order to help continue its work in producing these wigs, made from donated hair
which people send in - or purchased from specialists in the case of Afro hair wigs
- as well as funding research into paediatric cancers, Little Princess Trust runs various fundraising initiatives. Continues below...
As part of the hairloss charity's National Princess Week
, which was held 22nd - 28th April 2018, supporters were encouraged to hold their own tea parties and bake sales to help raise money for the Trust. Called 'Tea and Tiaras' these events were held up and down the country, with both Belgravia
City of London and Central London hair loss clinics joining in.
Staff and clients at both Centres enjoyed a range of cakes, donuts, cookies and pastries, many home-made, some shop-bought and one beautiful multi-layered honey cake which was professionally-made and donated, for £1 per slice. We are proud to have raised £200 from our Tea and Tiaras day, which was held on Friday 27th April, for such a worthwhile cause.
Many thanks to everyone who took part, whether by bringing or buying! For more information about Little Princess Trust, and its boys' division, Hero by LPT, including how to donate hair or money, please find links to their websites on our UK Hair Loss Charities