Eilidh (10), donates hair to charity

Eilidh Grant following her hair cut in aid of The Little Princess Trust.
Eilidh Grant following her hair cut in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

A Peterhead youngster has had her hair cut for charity after being moved by a television programme about children suffering from cancer.

Eilidh Grant (10), a pupil of Clerkhill School, got a total of 17 inches cut off her hair last week and has donated her locks to The Little Princess Trust.

Eilidh’s mum, Aileen, told the Buchanie: “She saw a programme about children who were suffering from cancer .

“She was really touched by the fact that these children not only had to suffer from the illness and endure the treatments, but just as they were at their most vulnerable they lost their hair too.

“Eilidh has always had long hair and thinking about how she would feel if it were her, she decided to do something to help.

“She found out about The Little Princess Trust and decided that this would be the best way for her to help.”

Eilidh has now sent her hair away to the trust so that they can have it made into a wig for a child who has lost their hair through cancer or alopecia.

Aileen added: “Eilidh is trying to raise enough money to pay for a wig to be made.”

In a bid to raise the cash, she has set up a Just Giving page which can be found at www.justgiving.com/eilidhshaircut/

Donations can also be made by texting TPSP95 £3 to 70070.

Sponsor forms can also be found at Oasis Hairdressers, Clerkhill and Buchanhaven Pharmacy.