Two girls are having their hair cut off and donating it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real wigs to children who lose their hair through cancer treatment.
Year five pupils Talia Zelhof and Lily Amet heard about the charity because junior school headmaster Mr Tim Wheeler – who is the charity’s chair of trustees – is running for the cause in this year’s London Marathon.
“Helping by doing something so simple”
The two 10-year-olds will be having their locks cut on 18th April, and they told us what made them want to help:
It’s sad that children are losing their hair when they’re so ill, so we thought it’d be nice to help.
We’ve got very long hair at the moment and so we’re going to have it cut to about chin-length. We’re excited about how it’ll look, and proud that we’re able to help children by doing something so simple!
Talia and Lily are collecting sponsorships as well as donating their hair, and you can pledge to the Little Princess Trust through the girls’ JustGiving page.
Running the London Marathon
Mr Wheeler will be raising awareness of the Little Princess Trust and money for the charity when he runs April’s London Marathon dressed as LPT Man, complete with pink wig!
He became involved with the charity when it was founded in memory of a child at his previous school in Hereford who fought a brave battle against cancer and had difficulty finding a high-quality wig.
Sponsor Mr Wheeler
Since its inception, the charity has now helped thousands of boys and girls by providing specialist children’s wigs made from real hair.
You can sponsor Mr Wheeler through his Virgin Money Giving page.