Pupil’s Hair Donation Raises £500 for Children’s Cancer Charity

In a touching display of compassion and generosity, year 3 pupil Ava has donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity dedicated to providing free wigs to children battling cancer. 

Over the recent half term holidays, Ava bravely cut her long hair, successfully fundraising her goal of £500 for the charity. 

Motivated by a desire to bring comfort and happiness to those in need, ava commented: “I’ve wanted my hair cut short for a long time, but I wanted to do it for a reason.  

“I’d heard about The Little Princess Trust and I wanted to be able to make a child happy and comfortable at a hard time in their life.” 

Not only has Ava provided her hair to The Little Princess Trust, but her fundraising efforts have also significantly contributed to covering the cost of producing, fitting, and styling a wig, which averages £700.  

Lorna McGregor, Principal at Wallbrook Primary Academy, said: “We are very proud of Ava’s amazing act of kindness and fundraising achievement. Her decision to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust embodies the spirit of empathy and community that we strive for in all our pupils. 

“Ava’s actions serve as an inspiration to everyone at the Academy and the meaningful difference we can make in the lives of others.” 

Established in 2006, The Little Princess Trust has been supporting children and young people facing hair loss due to cancer treatment or other conditions. In addition to providing free, real hair wigs, the charity also supports the development of less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatments.  

Through the kindness and dedication of supportive fundraisers like Ava, The Little Princess Trust has provided over 15,000 wigs to children and young people. 

The charity has also invested £23 million into ground-breaking childhood cancer research, funding 128 research projects aimed at developing kinder and more effective treatment for all childhood cancers.  

For more information about The Little Princess Trust, visit their website: Little Princess Trust (littleprincesses.org.uk)