Charity of the moment
Parrucche are proud to work in partnership with Little Princess Trust (LPT) and Hero, sourcing, supplying wigs and supporting children in need.
Since 2006 the support offered to children and their families experiencing hair loss through chemotherapy or other illnesses, has been life-changing, all thanks to Little Princess Trust. Regardless of your financial situation, the Little Princess Trust (LPT) is on hand to support, and supply any child with a real hair wig, all free of charge. Each wig is sourced specifically for each child and amended to fit them perfectly and comfortably.
So how did it all begin?
Behind this amazing charity, lies a sad story. Hannah Tarplee was diagnosed with having a Wilms Tumour, and in 2005 after a brave battle, Hannah sadly passed away aged five. In honour of their little princess, Hannah's parents Wendy and Simon founded the trust so they could help others, dedicating their time to providing specialist, real hair wigs and making a difference to other children in their time of need.
Since it's inception in 2006, the LPT has flourished and given away over 5,500 human hair wigs. Not only has the trust helped thousands of children across the UK, but have recently assisted financially in the research into the cause of childhood cancer, and into minimising the effects of chemotherapy in children.
In July 2017,the all boy brand 'Hero' by LPT was launched in a bid to specifically help boys and young men with hair loss.
Can I help and get involved?
Yes! The Little Princess Trust and Hero are always so grateful to receive any support they can, whether your donate your hair, take part in fundraising on becoming a Patron of the trust. You can donate your hair through Parrucche or if you need help with a wig for someone then the LPT can arrange for you to visit us.
The dedication and work carried out by the LPT has changed thousands of lives across the UK, and you too can help. Find out how you can get involved today.
I would like to donate my hair, how do I do it?
Great! It's a fairly simple process but there are some guidelines to follow:
- Wash and dry your hair
- Do not add conditioner or styling products
- Put your dry hair into a plait(s)
- Secure at both ends with an elastic band
- Ask your hairdresser to cut above the band/s nearest your head
- Now have the rest of your hair cut and styled as you wish
- Put your dry plait(s) into a clear resealable plastic bag
- Place them in a padded envelope and post using a standard service to:
Little Princess Trust
32 – 35 Broad Street
Some points to take on board before you cut:
- Little Princess Trust cannot provide photographs of a child receiving a wig/pictures of a wig made from your hair.
- They don’t sell hair under any circumstances.
- Just having your hair cut for us is fine, you don’t have to go for the whole shave!
- If you’re under 16, please get the permission of your parents/guardians before you go for the cut!
- Whilst the trust can accept 7”/17cm in length, there is more chance of it being used now if it measures more than 12”/30cm
- Clean, dry hair in good condition (no split ends) from any gender, and of any natural colour
- Straight, wavy, curly, permed or chemically straightened
- Containing the occasional grey (less than 10%)
- Dyed, bleached/highlighted (any dyes must be of a natural colour)
- Plait(s), cut a long time ago, preserved in good condition
Unsuitable hair for LPT 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 in these wigs separately)
- Hair extensions