I would like you all to check out this news article by clicking here it’s about a very brave 10 year girl called Sadie. Sadie is battling leukemia but despite this she still wants to raise money for Basildon Hospital to help do up the side room where most families stay when the children are so ill and there immune systems are low which means that could catch a bug at any time. This is the girl who made me just go I am donating my hair to charity which you can read the blog here. She is such an inspiration to us all and I am hopefully going to do another fundraising event but just not to sure what it will be. If anyone would like to donate just click here. If you would like to leave a comment wishing her good luck leave at the bottom and I will make sure she and her mum sees them.
I want to give you some information and background on the charity I donated my hair too.
Little Princess Trust is a charity that makes wigs for girls and boys who have lost their hair during treatments for cancer and other hair loss illness. They take donations of real hair and send them off to their manufacturer where they take your hair and turn it into a wig. It’s not up to Little Princess Trust to say if your hair is suitable, it is up to the manufacturer.
If they decide your hair is suitable it will be blended into a least 5 other donations just to make one single wig. Although they give the wigs at no cost to those who need them, they cost an average of £350 each to make just one wig. Therefore they ask if you are going to donate your hair that you please consider raising money for the charity at the same time. Any amount that you raise will help towards these costs. In 2013 a girl named Jessie J donated her hair to Little Princess Trust by shaving her head. They are very grateful to receive any donations BUT shaving your head is the donor’s decision and is not required as long as the donor can donate the minimum length of 7 inches. There is no maximum length you can send, but there are other guidelines such as:
Suitable hair types:
Clean, dry hair in good condition which has no split ends from males and females, and of any natural colour
Straight, wavy, curly, permed or chemically straightened (in good condition)
Hair with grey (less than 10%)
Dyed, bleached/highlighted (any dyes must be of a natural colour)
Layered (shortest layer must be at least 7”/17cm)
Plaits/ponytails, cut a long time ago, preserved in good condition Unsuitable hair for Little Princess Trust children’s wigs:
Hair that is less than 7”/17cm in length
Dyed an unnatural colour (blue, green, purple)
Largely/mostly grey hair
Afro (the wig-maker is not a specialist manufacturer of Afro wigs. The Trust buys these wigs separately
Hair extensions t he Guidelines to follow are:
Immediately prior to the cut, please wash and dry your hair. Please do not send wet hair in the post as this will sadly render your kind donation unusable. Please do not add any styling product though conditioner is acceptable
Have your dried hair tied into a number of plaits or pony-tails, secured at both the root end and the tip end with an elastic band
Ask your hairdresser to cut your dried hair above the bands at the root end, thereby releasing plaits/ponytails, tied at both ends. You can now have your hair cut further and styled (or shaved if that is your intention)
Place your dry plaits/ponytails into a clear plastic bag (for example a freezer bag) as soon as possible after they have been cut. Place them in a padded envelope and post using a standard postal service.
Now I’ll tell you why and what I did 🙂
I recently donated 10″ of my hair to Little Princess Trust. I did this because recently my Niece’s friend from school was diagnosed with leukaemia. After being told she may lose her hair during treatment I decided to do some research to see what I could do to help. In doing so, I found Little Princess Trust and read about what they do. I also found out this is where the little girl will get her wig if and when she needs it. So Friday 12th June 2015 I had my hair cut. My hair came to about halfway down my back. After having it trimmed to take away the split ends, my hairdresser asked me a few times before she cut it if I was sure and I said “yes I am sure” so she proceeded with the cut. I am starting to like my hair but I didn’t at the start. At the bottom, there is a gallery
So far have raised 50% of my target amount.
I would like to thank everyone that has donated to get me that far. If you would like to help me raise the rest you can donate by txt CORN95 and amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 or by going to my just giving page www.justgiving.com/laura-corn and for the last time thank you so much for reading this and if you have donated thank you so so much! It means so much to me and this charity.
As you will all know I am donating my hair to little princess trust. I was meant to be having my hair cut on Wednesday but my hairdresser had to move the day so, I will be having it cut tomorrow. I have no idea how short its going to be as the much hair I can donate the more shorter i am going to make my hair be. when i have measured my hair it comes over the 30cm ruler. I would like to thank everyone who so far have donated a big thank you without you this charity would struggle making the wig. Saturday at the latest my before and after photos will be posted. So until tomorrow bye bye
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The little princess trust is a charity that takes donations of people’s hair. Then they use it to make a wig for children who have lost their hair through treatments at hospital for cancer. It cost £350 just to make one wig.
I have decided that on Wednesday 10th June 2015 I will be donating my hair to them. I have decided to do this as recently a little girl I know who is only 10 has been dignosied who 2 types of leukemia and I want do my bit to help.
I have set up a just giving page so if you can even it’s just £1 please could you donate if not please could you share and help me get to my £350 click here and thank you for taking the time to share or donate.
I will be doing a blog on Wednesday with before and after pictures so please check it out