OLYMPIC gold medallist Joanna Rowsell is to become ambassador for Hereford based children’s charity the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides realhair wigs to children who have lost their own through cancer treatment and other illnesses.

She said: “When I first read about the Little Princess Trust I really wanted to get involved and help in any way I could. I lost my hair as a 10-year-old but was unaware of any wigs made specifically for children.

“Losing your hair as a child can be so upsetting but a real hair wig could make a big difference. I hope I will be able to raise awareness of this charity and help other children suffering with hair loss.”

The Little Princess Trust has provided more than 1,500 real-hair wigs to children since it was founded in 2006.