The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee. Hannah was the original Little Princess. Sadly she was diagnosed with having a Wilms tumour and after a brave battle, died in 2005. Since then this charity has now helped thousands of children across UK and Ireland. The Little Princess Trust has given away over 5,000 free wigs and with the rising demand for wigs, the charity needs more help than ever to generate hair donations. As soon as I read this to Littlered – She decided this is exactly what she wanted to do as her Summer charity.
The charity can accept a minimum hair donation of 7”/17cm, however there is a greater need for hair that is over 12”/30cm which will make much longer wigs so as easy as it sounds to chop 7-10″ it really does help to attempt cutting much more.
We headed to a beautiful new salon in Dubai The Northern Quarter which really is a gorgeous go to! The lovely Kimberley was there and prepared to make Littlered feel calm and ready (even though she was telling us she was) I secretly could see some fear in her eyes. In fairness she didn’t have any hair until her 3rd birthday and it took this long to grow it and within a few days of falling in love with this charity she was now here, in the salon and ready to chop it all off.
Guts! My Little has guts!
Kimberley really was incredible. They chatted hair styles, school stuff, Irish dancing and boys (all Littlered’s favourite subjects) and by the time the hair was prepared, all that was left was to snip the braids and let the mini makeover commence. So, the biggest of thanks to her.
We had set up a “Just Giving Page” which was very easy to do. We clicked on our Charity that we wanted the money to go directly to – The Little Princess Trust and I asked Littlered a target she would like to hit. She seemed happy enough that her wig of 12.6″ would be a great wig but said why not “try to get 100 euro” so we clicked 100euro on the target for them and just shared it with friends and family.
This page is still currently open as a few family members have asked to do it this week. She watched the figures go up and up and up and couldn’t get over how much support she had received.
GRAND TOTAL (so far) – 456.65 euro !!!
We are so proud of what this 8 year old achieved in the shortest amount of time and really are thankful to everyone who either donated to the charity or simply sent lovely messages to Littlered before or after the chop.
When we asked Littlered her reasons for taking part her answer was pretty simple…
“I think every Little girl is beautiful but that they should be made feel beautiful also. So I am hoping if they miss their own hair and receive some of mine, It will make them feel even more beautiful!”
I would love to share now with you all that you can join a campaign with GHD and participating salons across UK and Ireland on Thursday 21st of September (Chop To Your Chin Day) to go for the chop and spread the word using #choptoyourchin – Amazing isn’t it!
What are you waiting for? Get chopping!!
Love, Helly xx