Imogen donates her hair to the Little Princess Trust

Imogen donates her hair to the Little Princess Trust

Imogen C. had her hair cut on Friday 3 July and donated it to the Little Princess Trust in memory of friend Eilish. Read Imogen's account:

In November last year, I decided to grow my hair long, longer than I’d ever had it before. The plan was to then have it cut and donate it to the Little Princess. My decision was based on a friend that I didn’t know for long, Eilish, who sadly lost her battle to cancer when she was four and a half. She always wore a hello-kitty bandana to playgroup and told me once that she wanted a wig so she could look like everyone else. A month after we started school together, Eilish died. During her treatment she collected beads from the Beads of Courage programme UK at Addenbrooke’s hospital. These beautifully decorated glass beads were given to Eilish each time she had a treatment and the programme supported her and her family throughout*.

After months of growing my hair, last week, on the last day of the summer term, the hairdresser cut 10 inches off my hair! It now feels light and slightly strange without the heavy weight of my hair. My hair will be sent to The Little Princess Trust after the coronavirus pandemic passes, to make a wig for another little princess, like Eilish.

(You can read more about the Beads of Courage Programme and about Eilish.)