AN ARBROATH girl has proved she is a cut above the rest after raising over £2,700 for charity after losing her long locks.
Carrie Smith (12) had her first real hair cut in June and a massive 26 inches was cur from her hair.
The former Ladyloan Primary pupil, who is now at Arbroath High School, asked people to sponsor her so she could donate the proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The charity is important to both Carrie and her family as her younger sister Abby (10) suffers from the condition.
Carrie had her haircut in a full school assembly at Ladyloan and the sponsors poured in with Brooke’s Dream donating £500, BT South of Scotland donating £250 and a sponsored basketball event at Arbroath Academy pledging £250.
The excess hair cut from her head was also collected and sent to the Little Princess Trust, which makes and provides real hair wigs free of charge to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
And a grand total of £2705.51 has been raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
And Carrie’s dad Dave said: “Carrie loves her new hair cut and seems to be costing me a fortune by having it restyled so often.
“She is looking forward to going on holiday and not spending so much time detangling it!
“We really can’t thank everyone enough for helping make this such a success and like everyone who knows someone with CF we hope that one of these pounds will bring them closer to finding the cure to rid the world of this horrible disease.
“We also received fantastic support from the Hair Gallery in Arbroath both customers and staff and also Ladyloan Primary for allowing us to invade a school assembly and again for all the support they offered.
“We would like to take this chance to thank each and everyone person who supported Carrie in her ambition to raise money for a cause so close to all our hearts.”