Introducing our LONDON-PARIS 2020 Official Charity Partner – The Little Princess Trust
When a child loses their hair to cancer, The Little Princess Trust will be there with a real hair wig to restore their confidence and identity. The charity believes no child should die of cancer and funds research searching for cures and kinder treatments. And you can help, by joining the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS cycle 2020!
Started in 2006 in memory of 5-year-old Hannah Tarplee who sadly lost her own battle with cancer the previous year, the charity helps those with cancer – up to the age of 24 – with as many wigs as necessary for the duration of their treatment and hair loss. For those aged up to 24 with a non-life-threatening condition which causes hair loss, the charity provides a single wig to help with the associated trauma.
Since its inception, the Trust has given away thousands of wigs and is currently helping in excess of 100 children per month. In addition to free wig provision, the Trust funds research into finding better treatments for childhood cancers. Since 2016, more than £7 million has been invested in almost 50 projects covering a range of childhood cancers. The focus of the research we fund is to improve a young person’s chance of survival, but to do so while reducing the side effects from treatment.
Around 10 hair donations are required to make a single wig.
The charity supplies wigs made from donated hair. From receiving hair donations at our office, right through to fitting a wig, each real hair wig costs the charity around £550. The Trust receives thousands of donations of good condition hair from all over the world. Around 10 hair donations are required to make a single wig. The greatest demand is for hair that is over 12”/30cm which will make the popular, longer wigs.
Many people choose to support the charity by having a sponsored haircut. However, there are lots of other ways in which people show their support, from bake sales to sporting events; from team challenges to crazy hat days! Every penny raised makes a huge difference to the lives of the young people helped by LPT.
How you can help… by cycling!
The incredible way we can both provide wigs and fund research is only made possible by the phenomenal work of our fantastic fundraisers. The small team at The Little Princess Trust is continually blown away by the staggering sums of money raised by its supporters, as well as the tens of thousands of hair donations received each year.
We’d like to encourage riders of the LONDON-PARIS 2020 to help fund-raise for The Little Princess Trust! You can create a Just Giving page by clicking here. If you’d prefer good old fashioned sponsorship form contact Rose: email@example.com