A selfless Arbroath youngster will be chopping off her locks to donate to a worthy charity.
Five-year-old Poppy Smith, will be taking a seat in the hairdresser’s chair on October 13 to have eight inches cut from her long locks.
The money raised along with the cut hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust.
The Trust provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. As a result of treatment for cancer, most children will suffer hair loss as a side effect. Some boys and girls cope remarkably well but for others this can be very upsetting.
Poppy’s mum Kayleigh said: “The charity came up in conversation and Poppy wanted to know what it was, obviously drawn to the word Princess.
“Before I finished explaining she said ‘I want to do that!’.
“I wasn’t sure if she really did, I thought she would change her mind but everyday the total goes up and she is getting more excited.
“When I asked her why she wants to do it she says to make poorly girls happy because hair falling out would be very sad.”
Poppy has already raised £655, almost doubling her target in just two weeks of fund raising.
She will have approximately eight inches cut from her hair, turning it into a short bob at One to One Hair Salon in Arbroath by the hairdresser Elaine Curry.
Asked how she felt about it, Kayleigh said: “I felt mixed emotions at first. She was born a baldy baby and it has taken so long to grow her hair. It is a beautiful colour and length.
“I also feel happy and proud that my little girl, only five-years-old is doing something so selfless and has raised so much money for a very special charity.”
To help the Little Princess Trust and to support Poppy’s effort go to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/poppysbigchop
There is also a donation box in One to One Hair Salon available for cash donations.