Finding The Perfect Wig
Finding the perfect wig for each child and young person is a well-thought-out process. The charity takes into consideration the needs of the individual themselves as well as their families whether that is having home, hospital or salon visits. The charity also considers the suitability of a salon for each individual, so the whole process can be as enjoyable and exciting for them as possible. Once all of this information has been taken, they will be put in touch with the salon chosen for them and appointments can be arranged.
The appointment will be a time in which the individual can experiment and find the perfect wig for them, whether it be during one appointment or a few. The wigs can be tried on, fitted and styled to the desires of their new owner.
The Little Princess Trust is solely reliant on the donations and fundraising monies that they receive from supporters. The hair that is used to build and create their wigs, is all kindly donated by the people that so bravely took to the chair and got the big hair chop. These people have allowed the charity to provide nearly 2000 wigs each year.
As appreciative as the charity is of all their donations, the product they are receiving will be made into something used by another human being. Due to this, they must follow certain guidelines to ensure that hygiene and safety are at the forefront of all decisions. These guidelines allow the charity to be sure of exactly what hair they can and cannot use:
Donated hair must be in excellent condition
Hair must be a natural colour whether permanently dyed or natural hair colour
No split ends
Hair must be donated as ponytails
Supporters are encouraged to donate hair measuring 12’’and above
Ponytails must have been cut within the past 5 years, and well preserved
Hair accepted from within and outside the UK
Hair must be dry and clean from any gender and ethnicity
In great need of blonde and Afro-textured hair donations
To make their wigs, the Little Princess Trust is heavily reliant on the donations that they receive from supporters. Each wig costs £550 each to provide, and the donations that Little Princess Trust receives enable the charity to make, fit and style custom-made wigs.
We would have thought the work that the Little Princess Trust has been doing to create these wonderful bespoke wigs would have been truly admirable enough, but their work doesn’t stop there. Since the charity was established in 2006, they have received fundraised monies from supporters which have enabled them to pay for and provide 11,000 wigs to individuals; however, this money has also allowed the charity to fund particular grants.
As the charity grew and became more prominent in the UK, in the year 2016 the Little Princess Trust was able to begin their funding into the research of childhood cancers. Bringing us up to 2021, the charity has now funded approximately £15,000,000 worth of research into finding more effective and kinder treatments for childhood cancers.
The Little Princess Trust is a vital charity in restoring confidence and identity in the lives of children and young people at a truly crucial time. Without donations from supporters, none of this would be possible.
So if you would like to donate to The Little Princess Trust or if you or someone you know of is in need of one of these fantastic wigs, then visit their website at: https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/.