Millie and Ava, twin sisters in Year 6, together with Annabel, their 7-year-old sister in Year 2, have donated some of their hair for the second time to ‘The Little Princess Trust’.
This is a charity which was created in 2006 that provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people, who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. Since 2006, the charity has supplied over 8,000 wigs to cancer sufferers.
Because the charity uses real hair, the wig can be cut, curled, or straightened to match the person’s original look – or to create a new style.
All three girls had their hair cut on 7 May 2021 by a friend of the family, who is a professional hair dresser. They all had between 10-12 inches cut off and had to follow very clear instructions provided by the charity. Millie and Ava described the procedure:
- Washed our hair with shampoo and conditioner
- Then we blow dried it
- Put our hair in 2 bunches and then plaited each one
- The plaits were cut off above the hairband
- Placed our plaits in a plastic bag and sealed it
- Registered online on the charity website so that we could post our hair off to the ‘Little Princess Trust’.
All the girls are looking forward to receiving their certificates in recognition of their charitable gesture.