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Little princesses around Grantham donate their lovely locks of hair

Among the local fundraisers for the Little Princess Trust are Madison Latham, left, and Poppy Willesden.

Among the local fundraisers for the Little Princess Trust are Madison Latham, left, and Poppy Willesden.

A charity which provides wigs for young cancer patients has received hair donations and money from children in the area.

The Little Princess Trust was set up in 2006 in memory of five-year-old Hannah Tarplee, who sadly lost her battle with cancer.

Since its launch, the charity has provided more than 2,200 real-hair wigs free of charge to girls and boys across the UK and Ireland who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment andother illnesses.

The Trust relies on fundraisers and hair donations with each wig costing the charity on average £350.

In the past few weeks the Journal has heard from three young girls in the local area who have all had their hair cut to donate to the Trust.

Seven-year-old Madison Latham from Earlesfield Lane, Grantham raised £781.37 towards the cause as well as donating her long locks.

Madison’s proud mum Jodie Oakes said:“She decided to do it as she knows there are little girls out there that lose their own hair when they get poorly and she thinks that she has enough to share.”

Meanwhile 11-year-old Lily Owen from Brunel Avenue, Colsterworth said: “I heard about it in school assembly and wanted to do my bit,” which she has done by collecting £230 so far.

Poppy Willesden, also 11 from Hodder Close, Grantham whose latest total is £622 said: “I’m proud that I have raised lots of money so they could make wigs out of my hair.”

The Trust’s Charity Manager Monica Glass said: “On behalf of everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust, I would like to thank everybody in and around Grantham for their wonderful support.

“By donating their hair and by fundraising too, these kind young people are helping the charity in two ways.

“It is truly uplifting when we hear of young people wishing to make a positive difference to other people’s lives in this way.”

 

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