Skye uses head for charity haircut

Capelli Hair Salon, Milngavie.  Skye MacIntyre getting hair cut for charity by Aseel Zoma. 26.5.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Capelli Hair Salon, Milngavie. Skye MacIntyre getting hair cut for charity by Aseel Zoma. 26.5.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

A KIND-HEARTED 10-year-old girl had her hair chopped off in Capelli hair salon in Milngavie last Thursday so that it can be made into a wig for sick kids.

Skye Macintyre, a pupil at Westerton Primary School in Bearsden, has also raised £367 for The Little Princess Trust which makes hair pieces for children who are being treated with cancer and other illnesses.

Her long locks have always been her pride and joy - but she had to part with at least 12 inches so that it could be used by the charity.

Skye’s gran is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and as she is going to lose her hair Skye’s mum had been searching online for information about wigs when she stumbled across The Little Princess website.

Kirsten said: “Skye was very nervous the night before she had it done but after the scissors took it all away she hasn’t looked back.

“Her new hair cut looks great, she is really pleased with it and everyone was so kind in Capelli’s - they didn’t charge for the cut and customers gave donations.

“Thanks very much to everyone who helped her to raise so much cash. I’m so proud, she has a such a big heart - I can’t think of many nicer things that a child can do.”

Donations have flooded in from as far away as Poland and Australia because Chesney Hawkes, best known for his 1990s single The One and Only, supports the charity and has promoted Skye’s appeal through Twitter and Facebook.

Skye said: “I just really wanted to so this, if I was ill and had lost all my hair I’d want a nice wig to make me look and feel better.”

If you’d like to donate some money to Syke please go to www.justgiving.com/skye-macintyre.