Liam Thompstone is braving the barber on July 1 2023 for his third charity hair cut for Little Princess Trust.

Liam’s trilogy: Third hair-raising challenge for Little Princess Trust by Lichfield Auction Centre porter

A LONGHAIRED Lichfield man is preparing to donate his luscious locks to charity for a third time.

Liam Thompstone, 26, is braving the barber on Saturday, July 1, in aid of The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or to other conditions such as Alopecia.

The charity is also one of the largest funders of childhood cancer research in the UK and relies solely on the generosity of supporters who help the organisation giving hair and hope to thousands of children and young people.

Liam, a porter for Richard Winterton Auctioneers at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Fradley Park, has been growing his mane again for more than a year already and has another three months to go before the cut.

Little Princess Trust provides around 2,000 wigs a year to children who have lost their hair to cancer treatment and other conditions. The charity has now provided more than 14,000 wigs in total.
Little Princess Trust provides around 2,000 wigs a year to children who have lost their hair to cancer treatment and other conditions. The charity has now provided more than 14,000 wigs in total.

In addition to the hair itself, Liam hopes to raise funds and awareness for The Little Princess Trust.

“This is an amazing charity and I feel extremely proud to even contribute in the littlest way for them as the work they do is truly incredible,” he said.

“Times are tough and I don’t expect everyone to donate. But if you can’t donate it would mean the world if you could share and spread the word so more people can discover and learn more about this charity.”

Liam's hair cut in September 2020 raised more than £1,500 for Little Princess Trust.
Liam’s hair cut in September 2020 raised more than £1,500 for Little Princess Trust.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton has pledged further support by making The Little Princess Trust the company’s charity of choice from now until the hair cut in July.

The last time big-hearted Liam parted with his ponytail was back in September 2020, with colleagues, friends and family helping him raise more than £1,500 for the charity alongside his flowing locks.

Round three: Liam Thompstone is braving the barber on July 1 2023 for his third charity hair cut for Little Princess Trust.
Round three: Liam Thompstone is braving the barber again on July 1 2023 for his third charity hair cut for Little Princess Trust.

“The first time was back in 2017 when I proudly raised £315 out of a £300 target,” Liam added.

“Then we got to 2020 and – with many delays due to Covid and lockdowns – smashed the £500 goal with an incredible amount of £1,581!

“Let’s go for round three, shall we?”

Phil Brace, chief executive of The Little Princess Trust, said: “We provide around 2,000 wigs a year to children who have lost their hair to cancer treatment and other conditions, and we have now provided more than 14,000 wigs in total.

“We can only do this thanks to the support we receive from the public so really do value the help from people like Liam and anyone who sponsors the haircuts.”

You can support Liam online here.

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