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We are very proud of our Compliancy Co-Ordinator Katy Barlow for going for the chop in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

After seeing people on social media, Katy was inspired to do something for the charity, who make real hair wigs for children and people under the age of 24 who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other conditions.   The idea for the charity was born around 14 years' ago: a little girl called 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, they have provided over 7,500 real hair wigs to sick children and young people, aged up to 24 years across the UK and Ireland. 

When she decided to donate her hair, which she had been growing for some time, Katy asked her little sister Jessica if she wanted to donate hers too - she did! 

Katy and Jessica both managed to donate a whopping 10 inches each! By doing such a lovely gesture, the girls have managed to raise a massive £1300 but are still accepting donations. Katy has managed to raise so much by asking around the office, asking her friends and family and also putting up a sponsorship form in her local pub. She comments, "It's such a great cause, it is life changing for a little girl to have hair like her friend." Well done Katy and Jessica!

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