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Queen's royal reward for Little Princess Trust
The Diamond Jubilee weekend ended on a high for a Hereford charity set up for a “little princess”.
Hannah Tarplee lends her name – and inspiration – to the Little Princess Trust, which received the Queen’s Award for voluntary service this week.
Five-yearold Hannah died after a battle with cancer in 2005. A year later her mum Wendy Tarplee-Morris and dad Simon Tarplee set up Little Princess Trust to provide wigs for youngsters who lost their hair through cancer treatment.
The Queen’s Award – the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups – crowns a remarkable 12 months for the charity which recently gave away its 1,000th wig on top of thousands of pounds raised in the community.
Wendy, from Burghill, said the trust has already exceeded any expectations that came with its founding.
“I feel so proud to be part of this charity and I am so proud of all of our volunteers,” she said.
“We could never have imagined how many children we would end up being able to help and how well it would be supported.”
“I only wish that Hannah was here to witness this award to the trust set up in her memory.”