Fundraising a snip for young Cerys

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A young Arbroath girl who wanted to make sick children smile again is a cut above the rest after undertaking a sponsored challenge.

Eight-year-old Cerys Allana Deas has raised around £510 to date after completing a sponsored hair cut which saw 10 inches of her locks chopped off.

Both the money and the hair will be donated to The Little Princess Trust which supports children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Cerys’ mum, Mandy Ritchie, said: “Cerys chose this charity as she wanted to make less fortunate boys and girls smile again.

‘‘Cerys is only eight years old and is always thinking of others.”

Proud Mandy added: “Cerys and I would like to thank all of the staff at One To One Hair Co. and everyone who has donated to the charity so far.

“Cerys is amazed by the support she has been given, so proud of what she has achieved and happy that she has helped other children.”

It is understood that any funds raised may be matched by BOC Gas, who employ Mandy’s partner, Andrew Livingstone.

Monica Glass, charity manager for The Little Princess Trust said: “We are all so thankful to Cerys for her kind and selfless donation of hair.

‘‘It will be blended with other similar contributions and be made into a wig for a poorly child.

‘‘The money that Cerys has raised, thanks to her kind and generous supporters, will purchase a further wig for a different child.

‘‘It really is amazing that Cerys has chosen to do so much for others.”