Carrie’s first haircut

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AN ARBROATH schoolgirl is getting ready for her first real haircut with her long locks set to help two special charities.

Carrie Cargill Smith is to have a huge 24 inches cut from her hair which currently measures 36 inches from root to end.

The Ladyloan Primary pupil has only ever had her hair trimmed and has always worn it in a long flowing style.

And after deciding it was time for a change, Carrie (11), without the help of her parents, decided to get people to sponsor her first hair cut for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Not only that, but the hair that is cut from her head will all be collected to make a wig and sent to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children undergoing cancer treatment.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is also an important cause for Carrie as her younger sister, Abby, suffers from the condition.

And mum and dad, Sheila and Dave are thrilled by their daughter’s fund-raising initiative.

Dave said: “We were completely against Carrie’s request to do this initially but she has wanted to do this for the last two years.

“But she wore us down as kids do and we are really proud of her as she has shown a huge amount of maturity.

“She wanted to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and then herself found out about the Little Princess Trust to send her hair to.

“And now we are all just looking forward to the day.”

Carrie’s sponsored haircut will take place on June 22 at Friday afternoon assembly in Ladyloan Primary School.

Anybody wanting to support her cause can visit

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