Falkirk girls go for the chop for a good cause

Little Grace donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust to make a wig for a child cancer patient

Little Grace donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust to make a wig for a child cancer patient

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Three kind Falkirk youngsters have donated their long locks to help provide wigs for children being treated for cancer.

Grace Anderson (6), a pupil at Sacred Heart Primary in Grangemouth, decided to donate her hair after hearing about The Little Princess Trust, an organisation that turns the donated hair into wigs.

Mum Dawn McFadden, a cake designer said: “I was taken aback when Grace said she wanted to donate her hair, it certainly wasn’t anything I suggested.

“I helped her set up a Just Giving page which has raised £500 for the charity.

“It costs £350 to make a real hair wig, so the money will be put to good use.”

Grace had 14 inches of hair cut off by Connie at Tweedie and Marshall in Falkirk, who donated their services.

Paige McIllroy will celebrate turning 10 by giving her hair to the charity.

Paige, a pupil at Ladeside Primary from Stenhousemuir, has also raised £650 so far for the charity, with two weeks still to go before her birthday.

Her aunt, Morag Cantwell, said: “We are all very proud of her, it’s a lovely thing to do and she’s raised a lot for charity too.”

Paige will get the chop at New Image salon in Stenhousemuir, who are donating their services.