06 Jun 2014

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Scarlett Sephton

Eight-year old Scarlett Sephton is an enterprising little fundraiser. At the end of May she donated her long locks of hair to The Little Princess Trust – a charity that buys wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. Her brave hair cut also raised much-needed funds for the trust.

In memory of Hannah Tarplee

The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006, in memory of Hannah Tarplee, a 'little princess' who lost her battle in 2005. The charity provides, free of charge, real-hair wigs to boys and girls suffering from cancer or other conditions causing hair loss.

Since its inception, the charity has helped more than 2,200 children. Wigs are provided free to children. However, the cost to the charity of purchasing one wig is around £350.

Charity manager Monica Glass said: “The charity prides itself on providing for free, wigs made from real-hair. Some of the wigs we give to children are manufactured from donated hair and others are purchased by the charity. Therefore donations of hair and of money are very much needed so that we can continue to help poorly boys and girls.”

Very proud

Scarlett’s mother Gemma said: “We are very proud of her doing this and are amazed she has passed her initial target of £350.00. We chose MyDonate as 100 per cent of the money raised is given to your chosen charity. Quite a few take a percentage of any money collected.”

Monica added: “The Little Princess Trust chose to use MyDonate as the service is free to the charity with no administration fee taken by the organisation.”

Scarlett’s bold fundraising has already reached £930. You can help Scarlett by donating to her page

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