Denny High pupil Skye shaves head to raise cash for good cause

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Brave Skye Long proved she was a cut above the rest by having her head shaved in the name of a good cause.

The 15-year-old said goodbye to her long brown hair on March 21 - but she expects to raise an impressive £1000 for Cancer Research UK in the process.

21-03-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. DENNY High school. Pupil Skye Long 15 having her head shaved for Cancer Research UK charity. Cutting hair, Amanda Higgins owner of Ocean Hair and Beauty, Denny.

21-03-2014. Picture Michael Gillen. DENNY High school. Pupil Skye Long 15 having her head shaved for Cancer Research UK charity. Cutting hair, Amanda Higgins owner of Ocean Hair and Beauty, Denny.

Skye was eager to support a charity close to her heart, and her radical transformation was supported by her mum Elaine Monaghan, who joined dozens of friends
and well-wishers to witness the haircut, which took place during her lunch hour at Denny High School.

Amanda Higgins, owner of Ocean Hair and Beauty in Denny, performed the honours.

Skye said: “I wasn’t nervous at all. I’ve had loads of people coming up to me and telling me they were proud of what I was doing.”

Skye, from Denny, decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK as several members of her family have suffered from the disease.

Her chosen charity is one of the leading cancer organisations in the UK, and helps thousands of patients each year.

Several girls from the Denny and Bonnybridge area have had their heads shaved for charity in the past year.

Shannon Rae, from Bonnybridge, raised more than £2000 for Macmillan after losing her waist-length hair in July.

And Banknock’s Aimee Brown said goodbye to her blonde locks in February, raising more than £500 for the same charity. She also donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

To make a donation to Skye’s campaign, visit www.justgiving.com/skyeelongg.