Izzy has the Chop for Charity
Izzy, from Year 6, made the big decision to give her long hair the chop. However, she did not want her lovely hair to go to waste so made the decision to donate it to The Little Princess Trust.
My hair was always really knotty so, I decided that my hair was too long and it needed a cut. I didn’t want it to go to waste so we looked up how to donate hair because some cancer patients’ hair falls out when they take their medicine. Then it was cut and we took it home and wrapped it and sent it to a cancer charity called The Little Princess Trust. They kindly sent me a certificate to thank me for my hair.
The Little Princess Trust, based in Hereford, provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions. Providing free real hair wigs is at the heart of what they do, but they also support the development of less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatments. They rely on hair donations from people like Izzy in order to make their wigs. They start by matching as closely as possible to the natural hair colour. Because it’s real hair, the wig can be cut, curled, or straightened to match an original look — or to create a new style!
Izzy’s mother said,
She was very nervous on the day, but I give much credit to Kirsty the hairdresser, at John Peter and Company in Petersfield. She was experienced in cutting hair for cancer trusts and brilliant with Izzy. And I think it was because of her that Izzy would consider donating again.
Amazingly, Kirsty donated her time and labour for free and wants the community to know she would be happy to assist any other potential hair donors.
Phillip Evitt, Headmaster said,
We are all utterly impressed with Izzy and we can’t wait to share this idea with others in our school and in the wider community.
Find out more about Little Princess Trust.