National charity the Little Princess Trust is the latest to receive £1,000 after it was nominated by a member of staff at Welsh conveyancing solicitors Convey Law, whose clients raised the funds by taking part in the Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
Jodie Hayes, a Conveyancer at Convey Law, nominated the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions, after contacting them to donate her own hair.
Jodie, 27, from Cardiff, has just cut off her own long blonde hair, donating an incredible ten inches of hair to the charity.
She said: “I had very long hair which I loved but for a few years I had been thinking about how amazing it would be if I donated my hair to a charity if I ever decided to have it cut.
“I started researching different charities who accepted hair donations and I came across the Little Princess Trust. I was really moved when I read about their fundraising and the research they undertake into childhood cancer.”
She added: “I finally decided to take the plunge and cut my hair earlier in the year and it is now on its way to the Little Princess Trust! I nominated them for a donation from Convey Law because the work they do in supporting children with cancer is so unique and so valuable.”
Kim Musson at the Little Princess Trust said the charity had supplied over 2,000 wigs to children and young people over the last year as well as “providing funding for research into kinder and more effective treatments for childhood cancers”.
She said: “Thanks to our amazing supporters, like Jodie, we are really making a difference and are able to provide free, real-hair wigs to children and young people experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer and other medical conditions. It costs £550 to manufacture the wigs and provide the wig-fitting service.
“We are also truly grateful for the £1000 donation and for the kindness and generosity of everyone at Convey Law and the Conveyancing Foundation.”