The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. In addition to this, in partnership with CCLG (Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group) they fund research into childhood cancers.
Marie has been working at Tapestry for almost five years and splits her time between artworking on our dedicated Sony Playstation team and designing at Sony PlayStation LTD. She recently decided to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust which took place in our photography studio last week and has already raised £875.
“The past year has been really demanding emotionally for me, and I needed to reaffirm who I am and my belief etc…. take control over my life I guess. I love the symbolisms of a rebirth and a new step of my life. I wanted to shave my head and I felt it was a waste to throw the hair away. I’m also conscious that not every woman has the same relationship with her hair than I do with mine. And although for me hair does not define femininity, I know that for little girls it may be a really important part of how you define yourself. I couldn’t think of a better way to give my hair, and I have great satisfaction knowing I can help some little one who is suffering somewhere.”
“On a deeper level, my father passed away due to cancer, so naturally I’m involved in the fight against cancer. I saw from my own eyes what chemotherapy does to one-self, and no one should go through this, kids least of all. I’ve always loved experimenting with my hair – I’ve had long, short, platinum blonde, ginger etc. The last time I had my hair really short was six years ago, so this donation of hair is six years of my life. I last cut my hair when my dad fell sick and I decided to move to the UK. It’s a thing that I have to markup milestones..
Stop. Breath. Cut. Restart.”
Thank you to everyone who has already donated. This is all for a great cause and if you feel you’d like to donate to Marie’s Just Giving page, then you can do so here.
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