Since losing their colleague Helen Thomas to cancer, members of Latimer Hinks' Hel's Angels fundraising group have been hard at work, raising more than £5,000 for local charities in the last year alone.
But for Natalie Palmer, a director at Latimer Hinks and senior member of their Private Client department, the commitment to helping others has gone beyond donations of time and money: Having learned of the high cost of making real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses, Natalie committed to growing her own hair for nearly two years so that she could then chop off 24 cm of it to donate to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair.
Natalie, who has been at the firm for nearly 20 years, said:
It was heart breaking to learn that a wig made of real hair can cost nearly £400. Donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust was the least I could do to try to return some normality to the life of a child going through an unimaginably tough time.
What is even more heart warming is that my nine year old niece called to tell me that she thought what I was doing was brilliant and was inspired to do the same. I am so proud of her getting involved as well; I know that it is a big commitment, particularly for someone of such a young age.
You can learn more about the Little Princess Trust and the work it does here.