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Global award for the way we provide wigs
LPT praised for helping "aesthetic well-being of others"
The Little Princess Trust’s free wig service has received a global award from academics in Scandinavia.
The Finnish Society for Aesthetics highlighted our “long-standing and praiseworthy work” by awarding us the Global Aesthetic Achievement of the Year prize.
Previous winners of the award, which is given to a person or group who have raised a discussion about art, beauty, and aesthetic values, include the World Health Organization.
The society praised LPT for promoting a discussion about the “dimension and relevance of aesthetics in everyday life and its connection to ethics and personal identity beyond commercial interests and influences”.
“The Little Princess Trust has diligently highlighted the importance of being able to express one’s identity in a way one chooses regardless of age, state of one’s health, and financial status,” the judges said.
“Additionally, relying on donations, The Little Princess Trust has brought attention to the duty of social care we all share in our everyday lives and to the potential low threshold actions, such as donating hair, that can improve the aesthetic well-being of others.”
The Little Princess Trust has now provided more than 15,000 wigs to children and young people with hair loss.
Wigs are made from hair donated by supporters – and we are grateful to have received donations from people in Finland.
Partnerships have also been made with wig fitters in neighbouring Sweden to ensure we can provide wigs to children with hair loss in Scandinavia.
The award was announced last night at a ceremony at the Kirpilä Art Collection in Helsinki.
Organisations are unable to nominate themselves and are, instead, selected by the society's committee.