Caitlin's short cut to charity target


08 July 2021
Caitlin with the hair she donated to the Little Princess Trust

Caitlin Hind of distributor AUK and renewables specialist Secon has raised more than £800 by donating 12 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs to children with cancer to restore their confidence and identity.

Caitlin said: “Four years ago as a university student, I decided to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust when I couldn't give as much financially as I would have liked. Fast forward to March 2020 and I planned on donating my hair again, but then lockdown happened so I decided to let it grow for another year. Finally, over a year later, over 12 inches of my hair was cut to be made into a wig for a child suffering from hair loss. 

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Caitlin pictured before her hair was cut

“As a family, we know how awful it is when someone you love has to go through cancer treatments or chemo for other health reasons so I can't even imagine what that would be like for a child. My hair has always been one of my comforts. Tt's always been so long and I love having it long, but I'd love to give that feeling to someone else.’’

It costs the charity on average £550 to have a wig made and then a further £150 to have it fitted. 

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