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Hair today - gone tomorrow for Banknock fundraiser

Aimee and hairdresser Lyndsay McManus celebrate a job well done for a good cause

Aimee and hairdresser Lyndsay McManus celebrate a job well done for a good cause

 

Brave Aimee Brown spent years growing her 24-inch long blonde hair - only to have it cut off in a matter of minutes.

The 19-year-old from Banknock decided on her dramatic new look as a way of raising money for a charity that has helped her family through some difficult times.

The big-hearted shop worker’s shorn hair will not go to waste - it was collected and will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which creates and provides wigs free of charge for children who have lost their hair through cancer.

And she’s also hoping to raise more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Trust.

Aimee said: “My grandmother, Isobella Tripney, has suffered from cancer for six years and Macmillan has been a huge help to her.”

The former Denny High School pupil was supported through her hair-raising experience at the appropriately-named Krop Shop in Banknock by mum Jacqueline and brothers David and Jordan.

Aimee insisted that she had no nerves ahead of the big cut.

“I was quite excited actually. After all, I’m doing this for two good causes. It’s win-win for everybody,” she added.

The Little Princess Trust relies on donations of real hair such as Aimee’s so it can provide real-hair wigs to children for the duration of their treatment.

In addition, it also assists children with other conditions which result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia.

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest cancer charities in the UK and provides specialist health care and financial support to people affected by cancer.

To support Aimee’s fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/aimee-brown1.

 

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