Grasshoppers footballer joins ranks of Harry Styles & Jessie J in charity hair donation
A member of Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior Football Club, sponsored by TR Fastenings, is raising money for a charity which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.
In addition to donating a foot of her own locks, 11-year-old Emmie Stapley is running a sponsorship campaign for the Little Princess Trust and is halfway to her £1,000 target. She is following in the footsteps of celebrities from Harry Styles to Jessie J who have donated their hair to the charity. With two weeks to go before the chop Emmie has dyed her hair blue to encourage extra donations. Writing on her JustGiving page she said:“I want to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. Even though I’m donating my hair, the Little Princess Trust still has to buy the wigs that it supplies to sick children, so I want to raise as much as I can.”
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge, to boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. The charity has supplied more than 5,000 free wigs and has received the Queen’s award for Voluntary Service. It was set up in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, who sadly lost her life to a Wilms tumour. At the time it was extremely difficult to source high quality wigs for children, so Hannah’s parents launched a dedicated cancer charity to help children who find losing their hair traumatic. The Trust works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to create a realistic look and feel as close as possible to their natural hair.
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To make a donation please visit Emmie’s JustGiving page.
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