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Afro wigs are among event's star attractions

Afro wigs are among event's star attractions

High praise for our wefted wigs at cancer conference

The Little Princess Trust’s work to make wigs from Afro-textured hair donations featured as part of a conference focussing on cancer-related hair loss.

Organised by trichologist Lorna Jones, C&Hair also welcomed dermatologists, oncologists, and consultants with the aim of advancing conversations on cancer.

Afro wig specialist Verona White and Ian Morris, from The Little Princess Trust, at the C&Hair conference in Croydon.

More than 200 people were at the event in Croydon and many saw Afro hair specialist Verona White give a live wig-making demonstration while consultant dermatologist Dr Sharon Belmo spoke in detail about Afro-textured hair care and hair loss.

There were also presentations from Codilia Gapare, the inventor of Eylure C-lash, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon Carol Norman, and Jeff Thompson - the founder of Cancer Don't Let It Win.

Adriel receives his thank you certificate as he donates his hair to The Little Princess Trust.

Ian Morris, from LPT, was there, too, and told guests how our charity works with Raoul Wigmakers to make wigs from Afro-textured hair donations.

Those in attendance heard how a new method using wefts was designed to make the Afro-textured wigs and ensure that a full choice could be given to young people with hair loss that fully respected each individual's heritage.

Ian took along two of our wigs that have been made from Afro-textured hair donations and there was huge interest - and praise - from guests for the quality of the wigs.

Ian also came back from the conference with some wonderful hair donations after two guests generously cut off their beautiful curls to help our wig provision service.

Lorna Jones presents Ian Morris with a cheque at C&Hair in Croydon.

And Lorna very kindly made The Little Princess Trust the conference’s chosen charity, meaning that £320 was raised for us at the event.

Photos: Prophet Kwaku.

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