If you’re not familiar with the Little Princess Trust, it’s a charity that helps support children and young adults get free wigs if they have subsequently lost their hair from cancer or other illnesses. For a long month like July, I wanted to share a short post about why I donated my hair to the Little Princess Trust!
I can’t exactly remember when and where I came across this charity, but what I do remember is wanting to help out and donate my hair to help others. For anyone who knows me well, you’ll know I’ve said that I wanted to donate and I’d perhaps do it in the summer, or when my hair was healthier (anything to meet the requirements), but this July, I really went and donated 18 centimeters of my hair to charity and I couldn’t be happier.
You’re probably wondering how this post relates to my mental health blog and even perhaps why it may be worthy of a post. The truth behind why I wanted to donate to the Little Princess Trust is because I’d love to make a difference. Cancer and other long term illnesses can really impact our mental health and the one thing that struck me, was that if this was me with a long term illness, I wouldn’t want to have my appearance to worry about on top of other physical and mental health symptoms. Thus, when I found out about the charity and how to donate hair, I made it one of my priorities to meet guidelines so that someone wouldn’t have to worry so much about their appearance in a time that is already difficult. If my hair could go towards making a wig and helping change someone’s life for the better and for free, why would I not do it?
I truly believe the Little Princess Trust is an amazing charity and I am so grateful that it exists to really help others. I know that once my hair has fully grown back (hopefully by next summer) I will definitely be looking to donate my hair once again 🙂 If you would like to make a difference, you can visit the website for the guidelines on how to donate hair or donate some money.