Peterhead friends donate chopped hair to charity

Marina Dickie and Abby Corbett after their charity haircuts
Marina Dickie and Abby Corbett after their charity haircuts

Two friends from Peterhead received dramatic new hairstyles on Tuesday after they decided to donate their hair to charity.

Between them, Abby Corbett and Marina Dickie (both 11) managed to donate 18 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The girls, along with Abby’s mum Leonie, visited The Blue Room, Peterhead on Tuesday, August 12, where hairdressers Michelle Maskame and Scott Milne volunteered to cut their hair for free.

Abby originally thought of the idea to donate her hair because she wanted to make another child happier and added: “I didn’t want to shave all of my hair off so I decided to do this instead.

“I wanted to give blood but I found out you have to be 18 and I’m not old enough so I just decided to cut my hair.”

Marina said she decided to do it because she lost her grandma to cancer.

The Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment or through illness.

Popstar Jessie J donated her hair to the charity last year following a live TV head shave for Comic Relief.

Abby’s mum Leonie said: “I am really proud of them, they are both very brave - I don’t think I would have managed to go through with it!”

The girls are also raising money for the cost of making the wigs, some of which start at £350.

Donations can be given to Abby and Marina’s fund online at www.justgiving.com/AbbyxMarinax.