Today I am talking about the work experience that I did at the Hereford branch of The Little Princess Trust. For those of you who are not aware of The Little Princess Trust, it is a charity which provides wigs to children who have lost hair because of cancer treatment.
The Trust also provides 1 wig each to suffers of Appalachia, but their main focus is on those who are losing/have lost hair because of cancer and the treatment that they have to go through. From an outside perspective, the charity’s job may appear to be quite easy and not stressful. However, this is not the case. I would be lying if I said that I was not exhausted after finishing my work experience, haha!
Not only do those working for the charity have to organise wigs for people who are in need of them, but they also have to speak to those who are fundraising for the charity, making packs for them and answering any questions they may have. Fundraising is a large part of the charity and without it, it would not be able to work forward to help children who are in need of wigs. The charity has to organise fundraising money and hair that they receive which with any important situation, can be stressful.
The base has to answer a large amount of emails and phonecalls, regarding many various aspects of what the charity does. What I can honestly say about the people who work for The Little Princess Trust is that from the people I have had the pleasure of meeting, they are some of the kindest and sweetest people that I have ever met. That is what a charity is. It is kind hearted and wonderful people working together to make the world a better place. What I saw was absolute delight on the staff members’ faces every single time they received news either via email or phone that someone wanted to/ had raised money or wanted to/have donated hair for the charity for wigs to made.
I am so glad that I have had this opportunity, especially as one of my bestfriends has recently received wigs from The Little Princess Trust. Having the access to wigs allows children/young people who are going through cancer treatment to be able to gain some confidence and self esteem back, especially as they go through such an ordeal, regarding cancer.
If you would like to fundraise money or hair for the charity to help others, you can find the information that you need on http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/.
Thank you, everyone!