A charity, set up in memory of a five-year-old girl who died from cancer is being supported by local businesses in Kings Heath.
William H Painter, funeral directors in Kings Heath are calling out for participants to donate their hair for a charity that supports children with cancer-related hair loss.
The award winning charity; Little Princess Trust was set up to provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. Jessie J supports the charity and has recently donated her hair.
The event will take place on Sunday 3rd November between 10am and 3pm at the Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road. The local businesses that are getting involved with the event are; The –Salon.Net, Top Cuts and Charlie Parkers.
Trudie Parker, funeral arranger at William H Painter, has organised the event. Ms Parker said: “We are holding the event to raise awareness of the Little Princess Trust. As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but for others this can be very upsetting.
“To donate your hair, you simply need to register with us and then turn up on the day. You will have seven inches of hair cut off, which will be used to make wigs for children with hair loss. All money raised from the event will go to the Little Princess Trust”.
Jenny Cemp from The -Salon.net, a hairdressers on Kings Heath high-street has got some of her team to join in the event by selling cakes. She said “Hair always grows back – it’s only 7 inches. Children’s pride will be the motivation; hair loss is such a huge thing.”
To join in and get involved with the event, please contact Trudie Parker on: 0121 444 7999 or turn up on the day. Sponsor ship forms can be picked up from William H Painter, 55 The Parade, High Street, B14 7BH.