A few weeks ago my twins cut all their hair off! Nope it wasn’t an accident, they decided themselves that they wanted to have their hair cut off and to then donate their hair to The Little Princesses Trust.
If you haven’t heard of The Little Princess Trust, it is a charity that was set up in 2006, by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, who was sadly diagnosed with having a Wilms tumour and after a brave battle, died in 2005. Her parents had struggled to find good quality wigs, and when they found something suitable, she loved wearing her wig.
So The Little Princess Trust was put together to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer, for the duration of their treatment. However, in addition they assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia.
I was very proud of my twin girls and how thoughtful they were, and wanting to help other children.
They mentioned it to me a couple of months ago, but I wanted to make sure they were happy to do so, as it was a big decision and not something you can go back on! I had only ever trimmed their hair since they were born, never done a big cut. As you can see it was rather long,
So we popped along to our local children’s hairdressers ‘Cuts and Clobber‘ as I thought they are used to children and any wobbles they may have. However they happily sat down and got on with it, Lily was a little overwhelmed by the attention and the reality of it. However she was so brave and didn’t make a fuss, and she loves her new hair.
Sofia didn’t care how much came off, as long as she could still pop it up in a pony tail.
So it was done!
Lily had 9″ off and Sofia had 8″ off.
I had a couple of people who wanted to sponsor them for doing this, so we could help towards the cost of the wigs. Which cost over £350 to make.
To date they have raised £147 WOW! Here is the Justgiving page if you fancy popping a little bit into the pot too, it was be very much thanked.
But for my twins they just love their new hair cuts and super proud to send off their plaits.