The Duchess Of Cambridge has donated some of her hair to an organisation that provides wigs to children who are suffering hair loss through cancer treatment or other illnesses.
The Little Princess Trust, have reported that the latest hair donor to join its list of supporters was none other than Kate Middleton.
“We are so very grateful to every single person who kindly supports the charity in this way. As the Duchess of Cambridge is so much in the public eye, we hope the message that the charity can help children and young people with hair loss will reach everyone who might need our assistance. Receiving a free, real hair wig has a very positive impact on a child or young adult at such a difficult time. We hope that this donation will encourage others to consider supporting the charity in the same way.” said charity manager Monica Glass.
Kate is not the first high-profile figure to have donated hair to the Trust. In 2016 singer Harry Styles cut off his ponytail and sent it to the charity.
Since 2006, the charity has provided 5,500 wigs for children and young people. If you’re about to have a hair cut and thinking of donating your locks then there’s some important guidelines to follow:
Donated hair must be clean, dry and in good condition (no split ends) and only of natural colour.
It must be at least 7”/17cm in length containing less than 10% grey hair. When cutting the hair should be put into a pony tail and shipped that way.
Full details of acceptable hair and where to send it can be found here.