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Kidderminster beach party a wave of success 

01 September, 2016
Chloe Derricup (2nd from L) and other beach party goers enjoy the fun

THE LITTLE Princess Trust has benefitted from a beach-themed fundraising event that was held in the Swan Centre last Friday (19 August).  

Staff at Specsavers in Kidderminster donned their finest beach-gear and decked out the storefront to raise £46 towards the important cause. Customers were handed goody bags and balloons, as well as being treated to a selection of homemade cakes while younger customers were able to get active and take part in a sandpit game in return for a 50p donation. 

Future fundraising 

The store are planning a number of exciting fundraisers throughout the rest of the year that will be supporting the Little Princess Trust, the charity that supplies real hair wigs to children suffering from cancer. The Specsavers team were prompted to support the charity after local woman, Lindy Humphrey, who is a close friend of staff member, Marie Jones, was diagnosed with cancer and donated the hair she lost during treatment. She is now trying to fundraise to help provide more wigs, which cost around £350 each.     

A word from the store director 

Store director Timothy Reeves was pleased with the event’s success:. ‘The Swan Centre had organised a bigger beach-themed event and we were so pleased to be involved and donate the funds raised to a cause that is doing such important work in the community. We are delighted that so many of our customers were able to join us on the day.’  

As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect.  Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but, for others, this can be very upsetting. The Little Princess Trust works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.  

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