Take part in pink car rally

Sir,

I am the very proud owner of a pink Toyota Yaris. Each year an annual Pink Car Rally takes place to support The Little Princess Trust.

The charity sources and pays for ‘real hair’ wigs for children who have lost their hair, primarily through cancer treatment.

The charity was started by a couple who lost their little girl to cancer. She found losing her hair very traumatic and her parents had great difficulty in sourcing a realistic looking wig for her.

At that time, finding specialist, high quality wigs for children was very difficult and only after a long search was a suitable company found, who eventually made a wig for Hannah – something she enjoyed wearing.

As a children’s nurse at Kings Mill Hospital, I have had the opportunity to look after children going through cancer treatments and although children are very resilient they find losing their hair devastating, particularly older children.

This years Pink Car Rally will take place on the September 4, and will see a convoy of pink cars travel from Hereford hospital to the Children’s Hospital in Cardiff.

Last year, with the help of local groups and Reckitt Benkiser, of Nottingham, I was able to raise £700 for the charity which was a fantastic achievement. Each wig costs approximately £300.

This year I hope to do equally well but would love for more pink cars from around our local areas help me represent the Midlands.

I would be grateful if you could help me with my quest to raise awareness of the trust and encourage more people to join me.

If you would like any further information please see www.pinkcarrally.com and please do not hesitate to contact me at tanialee@hotmail.co.uk.

Tania Willetts

Brinsley