Our school’s very own S6 pupil Erin McCann is shaving her head for the Little Princess Trust.
This Friday, on the 5th October, St Andrew’s and St Bride’s Erin McCann is taking a brave step for a cause she strongly believes in – she will be having her full head shaved and is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust where it will be used to make wigs for young children who have lost their hair due to illness.
What is the Little Princess Trust?
The Little Princess Trust is a charity that gives away free real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatments or through battling other illnesses. They also fund research in to childhood cancers through their partnership with Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
Last year, the charity unbelievably raised over £4,500,000 which allowed them to give away over 1,000 free wigs to children, and on top of this, allowed them to fund research in to finding causes and cures for paediatric cancer and research focusing on less toxic treatments.
The Little Princess Trust undoubtedly changes the lives of young people everyday and deserves every bit of support it receives.
The Oystercatcher sat down with Erin McCann to ask a few questions on why she decided to donate to the trust and what it means to her:
“I decided to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust as I wanted to make an effective and positive impact on a child’s life who is suffering badly.
These children are severely affected by this terrible illness and I wanted to do an act of kindness to help them.”
Erin has astoundingly raised hundreds of pounds over her initial £500 target which is still increasing every day – she has received endless support from her friends, family and classmates who have been sharing her story, donating to her cause and helping her fundraise!
- By Lisa Queen, Social Media Manager and Editor of School
- Sources: Little Princess Trust