The Little Princess Trust (LPT) has taken a significant step in the fight against childhood cancer by funding pioneering research projects. This initiative, known as the 'New Ideas' grand round, brings LPT's total research funding to over £23 million. The news comes during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and aligns with growing calls to enhance care for young cancer patients.
The trust was established in memory of five-year-old Hannah Tarplee, who lost her battle with Wilms tumour in 2005. For 18 years, the LPT has been offering real hair wigs to children and young people affected by cancer. "We aim to give 'Hair and Hope' to all children suffering with cancer," said a spokesperson for the trust. It was only in 2016, due to the tireless efforts of their fundraisers, that they began to fund research aimed at improving outcomes for children with various types of cancer.
For those interested in more details or looking to contribute to the cause, the trust encourages direct contact. Queries can be addressed to Ian, a colleague of the trust, via email at [email protected] or by phone at 01432 352359.