Harry Styles has cut his hair and donated it to the Little Princess Trust Charity which uses real hair to make wigs for little girls who lose their hair fighting cancer. In our June 2017 article about the Little Princess Trust, we mentioned how the Trust-(created by Simon and Wendy Tarplee) had become a registered charity in 2005, honoring their child, Hannah, after she lost her battle to cancer at the age of five. Many people with cancer not only suffer through harsh treatments battling this disease, but experience complete hair loss as well. For children and young adults this result can be very difficult for their morale and confidence. Through organizations such as the Little Princess Trust charity, people of all ages and hair types are welcome to donate their hair to help provide wigs for cancer patients.
When a celebrity like Harry Styles uses their social platform to bring awareness to a charity like the Princess Trust it reaches millions. And the donation of his hair, which he had grown long during his tours with One Direction, made the gift even more meaningful for young adults dealing with cancer.
Harry’s social media support exposed more than 30 million of his followers to the charity. And Harry’s Instagram post for #littleprincesstrust (pictured above) was liked by more than 100,000 people within 5 hours of being posted; to date it has climbed to more than two million and created a worldwide global trend. Even further, Harry has continued to send support to the Trust by donating all the proceeds from his May 2017 one night performance at the Garage to help continue providing wigs as the child grows and the wigs need replacing until their natural hair can begin to regrow. (See our article here about the Garage performance).
To find out more about the Little Princess Trust charity and where to financially support the charity or donate some hair of your own, you can start by checking here.