A IMG_5458very brave young lady decided to try and help others by donating her golden locks to a worthy cause last week.
Eight year old Lucy Greenwood from Littlestone amazed her mother when she decided that she wanted to donate some of her hair to the ‘Little Princess Trust’ a charity that has been running since 2006 and provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Lucy and her mum Katrina made there way to Capelli’s hair salon in New Romney high street last Friday and into the hands of local hair stylist Sue Richard-Williams who carefully platted the hair and then put hair bands around the top middle and bottom before taking the first cut.
When our reporter asked her how she felt she said; “I’m very excited, it is nice to give another little girl some hair”
Lucy who attends Greatsone primary School said she hopes that other little girls, follow in her footsteps as its such a worthy cause.
The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, along with help from friends and from Hannah’s school.
Hannah was the original Little Princess. Sadly she was diagnosed with having a Wilms tumour and after a brave battle, died in 2005.
At that time, finding high quality wigs for children was very difficult and only after a long search was a suitable company eventually found which made a wig for Hannah. She very much enjoyed wearing her wig, particularly on special occasions.
After Hannah passed away, so many kind people offered help, financial and practical. Hannah’s parents, Wendy and Simon decided that the most fitting way to use this help was to launch a charity dedicated to providing specialist real hair children’s wigs. Like so many Little Princesses, Hannah loved her hair and losing it was very traumatic.
Since its inception, the charity has now helped thousands of boys and girls. They work with suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland, all of whom supply beautiful, real hair wigs. If you would like to find out more about this amazing charity go to there website www.littleprincesses.org.uk