Hair-raising experience was all for a good cause

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A kind-hearted youngster had her hair cut off so that it could be made into a wig for sick children who have lost their own hair.

Laurie Young (11), a pupil at Craigdhu Primary School in Milngavie, was so deeply

affected after she watched a video about The Little Princess Trust that she decided to do something to help the charity.

She had about 14 inches of her long brown locks cut off to be donated to be made into wigs for children who had lost their own hair due to chemotherapy treatment for cancer or alopecia.

They work with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs.

Laurie from Breadie Drive in Milngavie says she wasn’t upset to lose her hair as she knew it was for a good cause.

She said: “I wasn’t sad to get it cut off – I was happy that my hair was going to someone else who really needed it.”

Her mum Frances said: “I am very proud of her for being so thoughtful.”

So far she has raised £80. If you would like to donate please email

The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by Hannah Tarplee’s parents, who was the original Little Princess.

Sadly she was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour and after a brave battle, died in 2005. After she passed away her parents launched this charity because Hannah had been so upset by the loss of her hair.