Rosie’s chop raises £900 for charity

Rosie Clark with her hair which will be donated to charity.
Rosie Clark with her hair which will be donated to charity.

A Buchan teenager has had 33cm of her hair chopped for charity, raising more than £900 in the process.

Rosie Clarke (7), who attends St. Fergus Primary School, decided to go for the chop after one of her friends did the same thing.

She has spent the past year growing her hair extra long so it could be cut and donated to The Little Princess Trust, along with half of the proceeds.

The other charity to benefit from Rosie’s selfless gesture is ‘Hamis Dear’s Wwarm Hugs’ - a charity particularly close to Rosie’s mum Suzie’s heart.

Suzie says: “Hamish attended Buoys and Gulls Nursery in Boddam from July 2013 when he was nine months old until his cancer diagnosis at the beginning of February, 2015.

“At the time I was owner of the nursery and it was a privilege for myself and staff to look after this happy, fun-loving little boy.”.

Hamish’s parents set up the charity in February 2016 in memory of their son.

The charity provides financial assistance to families by funding day trips, short breaks or gifts for children with a cancer diagnosis and receiving treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Rosie undertook the chop on Friday, August 12, and taking on the task of cutting her hair was stylist Sharon Emslie of Tranquility Salon just outside Peterhead.

There is also a fund me site for anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause which can be found at