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Rugby club's new kit breaks gender stereotypes

Little Princess Trust strip hammers home message that wigs are for all

A rugby club has helped to spread The Little Princess Trust’s message by wearing a colourful new kit.

The strip, in LPT pink, purple and blue, was given its first run-out as Ledbury entertained Berkswell and Balsall in wintry conditions last Saturday.

All jerseys are also adorned with The Little Princess Trust logo and means the Ledbury First XV will be helping to highlight the fact that the charity provides wigs to young people of all genders.

A Captain’s Lunch was held before the match got underway when Ledbury under 16s hooker Jay Smith had his long locks cut in front of diners.

The under 16s star's hair had not come near a pair of scissors for 10 years and his sponsored cut raised £2,300 for the charity while his hair will go towards making a Little Princess Trust wig.

Unfortunately, the result did not go Ledbury’s way on the pitch with the hosts going down 13-14 in the muddy conditions.

But the kits were soon making their first visit to the laundrette to ensure the LPT colours will once again be shining brightly on a rugby pitch to help break down gender stereotypes.

Jay Smith holds up his hair after his first cut in 10 years

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