The Perse School

Perse pupil on fundraising mission for Little Princess Trust

10 Nov 2017

Shruthi Yasothan (Year 10) is seeking sponsorship in her bid to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust.

She has been growing her hair for several years and plans to have it cut so that the charity can turn her tresses into wigs for youngsters who have lost their hair as a result of cancer or other illnesses.

Shruthi hopes to raise £250 for the Little Princess Trust before she has her hair cut.

It follows on from her efforts in making just over £200 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and Cancer Research UK through a sale of her hand-made jewellery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital during the half-term break.

Shruthi said: “One of my cousins developed leukaemia when she was just seven years old. I was two or three years older than her, but she fought through it like a warrior and it was really inspirational.

“My cousin lost all of her hair and it made me realise even though I loved my long hair, someone else was more deserving of it.

“I’ve been growing it for a long time and it’s now down to my waist, so now it’s a good length for me to have it cut. I’ll be giving the hair and all the money raised to the Little Princess Trust, for them to make into wigs for little children.”

To donate to her appeal, visit

Not only is Shruthi committed to her UK charity work, but she also intends to volunteer in Tamil Nadu, India, this December, working with children with disabilities there.

Hear Shruthi talk more about her voluntary work projects in India below.

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