Little Princess Trust
Broadway House
32-35 Broad Street

Registered Charity No. 1176160

Our Story

The Little Princess Trust has been helping children and young people since 2006.

What We Do

The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

We have a trusted network of salons, and wigs are fitted at an approved salon closest to you. We start by matching as closely as possible to the natural hair colour. Because it’s real hair, the wig can be cut, curled, or straightened to match an original look — or to create a new style.

We know there’s a lot going on for you, so we make it very easy to deal with us. You can phone or email us, whichever is better for you. Rest assured that we value your privacy and will never share your information, except with those involved in fitting your wig.

Providing free real hair wigs is at the heart of what we do, but we also want to support the development of less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatments. In 2016, thanks to the huge efforts of our fantastic fundraisers, we were able to begin funding academics and organisations involved in researching the causes of paediatric cancer.

When The Little Princess Trust first began, we hoped for a day when there would no longer be a need for an organisation like this. We hope, by funding research, to one day make this a reality.

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Our Journey

The Little Princess Trust was established in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, their friends and Hereford Cathedral Junior School.

In 2004 Hannah was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour. Hannah loved her hair and losing it was very traumatic for her. Her parents, Wendy and Simon, searched high and low to find a wig suitable for Hannah, during her treatment. When they found one, it had a hugely positive effect on Hannah.

Sadly, Hannah passed away in 2005 and with so many kind offers of financial and practical help, Wendy and Simon felt the most fitting tribute would be to launch a charity dedicated to providing real hair wigs for children and young people.

Since then, we have provided over 7,500 real hair wigs to sick children and young people, aged up to 24 years across the UK and Ireland. We are now in the early stages of offering our service in other areas of Europe and beyond.

In 2016, The Little Princess Trust furthered our mission to offer grants for research into kinder, more effective treatments for children’s cancers with fewer side effects. We have so far awarded just over £2.8 Million to 34 hand-selected projects.

Our generous volunteers and fundraisers work incredibly hard to ensure we can continue to help even more children and young people. We are indebted to them all.

If you would like to request a wig, donate, fundraise, or volunteer, please use the relevant links on this website.

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How We Spend

Last year we were able to help hundreds of children and young people by arranging fitted, real hair wigs, free of charge. There are many elements that add to the cost of the wigs, including: manufacture, storage, salon fees, and so on — but, it’s important that we continue to do this for free.

Since we began funding research into childhood cancers, we have provided grants totalling over £2,800,000. Applications for this funding must pass our rigorous review and must ultimately benefit children.

By offering practical help and funding research, we are able to help children now and into the future. We are able to continue doing this, thanks to the fantastic support of our donors and fundraisers.

We keep a very close eye on every penny raised and spent. If you have any queries relating to this, please get in touch with us.