We are thrilled to announce the exciting news that, in partnership with CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) we have recently awarded over £500,000 to fund research into childhood cancers.
The Little Princess Trust has always been determined to support as many boys and girls as it can and providing free wigs to sick children will always remain at the very heart of what we do. In line with our original objectives, we also really wanted to support the development of less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatments and earlier this year we were in a position to invite applications for funding from academics and organisations involved in researching the causes of paediatric cancer.
After rigorous review by our Research Advisory Group, we have now committed to funding eight research studies, with a combined value of just over half a million pounds.
The selected projects include studies into brain tumours, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma and acute lymphomblastic leukaemia.
And this is just the beginning! Following the success of this round of grants, we will shortly be launching further research funding opportunities in partnership with CCLG.
This incredible opportunity has only been made possible as a result of the phenomenal work that our fantastic fundraisers do. We are continually blown away by the staggering sums of money that you raise, as well as the invaluable hair donations that we receive.
Wendy, a Trustee and co-Founder of the charity said, “I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved during the 10 years that we have been running. We have given away 4,500 real hair wigs to sick children which is astonishing!
When we initially started the charity we spoke of how wonderful it would be if one day there wouldn’t be a need for an organisation of this kind. I could never have imagined that 10 years later we would be able to fund research which might one day help to achieve just that.”
Specific details of our chosen research projects can be found here.