The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, along with help from friends and from Hannah’s school, Hereford Cathedral Junior School.
Hannah was the original Little Princess. Sadly she was diagnosed as having a Wilms tumour and after a brave battle, eventually died in June 2005.
After Hannah died, so many kind people offered help, financial and practical. Hannah’s parents, Wendy and Simon decided that the most fitting way to use this help was to launch a charity dedicated to providing specialist children’s wigs. Like so many Little Princesses, Hannah loved her hair and losing it was very traumatic.
At that time, finding high quality wigs for children was very difficult and only after a long search was a suitable company found which eventually made a wig for Hannah. She very much enjoyed wearing her wig, particularly on special occasions. This company is now one of the Little Princess Trust’s many suppliers.
Since its inception, the charity has now helped over 1,200 boys and girls. We work with suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland, all of whom supply beautiful wigs. We continue to look for new suppliers all the time.
Wendy and Simon are still very involved with the charity in conjunction with the other Trustees: Tim Wheeler (Chair of Trustees), former headmaster of Hereford Cathedral Junior School; Tim Lowe who was headmaster of the school at the time when Hannah was a pupil; and Tracey Prosser who owns Peter Prosser Hairdressing, a highly successful salon in Hereford.
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