For children suffering from cancer, they must endure radiation and chemotherapy treatments. If that isn’t difficult enough, one result of those procedures is they will lose their hair. There are many charitable organizations out there who accept hair donations which they then make into whigs to return dignity and self-esteem to these sick little ones.
Last summer, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, got a new haircut. We’ve now learned that this wasn’t just a fashionable decision on her part, but a charitable one as well.
Kate didn’t want her chopped locks to be thrown away. She decided to donate them instead. She chose the charity, Little Princess Trust; LPT was founded in 2005 by Wendy and Simon Tarplee in memory of their daughter, Hannah who’d died of cancer.
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Since Hanna’s death, the charity has funded over 5,500 whigs for sick children. Kate sent her hair anonymously. all the trust knew was it came from a female donor from the Kensington area. Little Princess Trust then took Kate’s hair and created one or more realistic and quality wigs. It’s unknown who received the wig(s) with her hair.
Helen Creese, a spokesperson for Little Princess Trust, told PEOPLE: “It’s lovely to think that somebody, somewhere — probably more than one person — has received a wig containing Princess Kate’s hair.”
Kate isn’t the only celebrity to donate their hair for a good cause. Harry Styles also gave the charity his hair. He wasn’t so secretive about it.
Have you donated your hair to charity? Would you consider it?