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Little Princess Trust team take to Cardiff streets

Cardiff half marathon success for Little Princess Trust team

A team of 50 runners from The Little Princess Trust were among the thousands taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Warm sunshine shone as the runners made their way around 13.1 miles of the Welsh capital on Sunday.

Tim Wheeler, The Little Princess Trust chair of trustees, was among the 'LPT 50' and certainly stood out as he was dressed as scissor man.

Another to run in fancy dress was Alex Hustwayte. And the fairy wings and skirt certainly proved inspirational for the firefighter as he was the first Little Princess Trust runner around the circuit in an incredible time of 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Wendy Tarplee-Morris, our co-founder and research manager, managed to combine running with media duties as she was interviewed live on the BBC half way round by the former GB athlete Jamie Baulch.

The BBC footage also included a video showing the history of our charity and how we continue to provide real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair due to cancer and other conditions.    

Meanwhile, Rebekah Thompson's run helped us to get out our request for longer donations. She has put back her hair cut so the donation to ourselves will be in excess of 12 inches as demand rises for longer wigs.

Our runners had prepared properly to get themselves around the course and Fay Adams showed how much she had thought about the run in advance with a beautiful manicure. Her fingernails were adorned with Little Princess Trust logos and icons to show just how much the charity means to her.


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