A Brechin girl is set to cut off her long locks to help make a wig for cancer sufferers, and is raising money for another charity at the same time.
Angela Paton revealed her 10-year-old daughter, Che, came up with the idea all on her own.
Angela explained: “It was a couple of a weeks ago. She said she wanted to give her hair to someone who could make a wig for a child with cancer.
“She wanted to shave it, but I said no. She is getting it cut short.”
She added: “I honestly don’t know where she got the idea from, she doesn’t know herself. We have spoken about people donating hair in the past and she just came away with it the other day.
“I thought she would maybe change her mind, but she was adamant she wanted to give her hair away.
“Someone suggested that we get her sponsored at the same time so that another charity benefits it as well.
“Her hair is going to the Little Princess Trust and the money she raises is going to CLIC Sargent.”
Che, who attends Maisondieu Primary School, is set to get her waist length hair, cut on October 4 by Karen from Bladez in Panmurefield Village.
Angela said: “I work with the owner’s Dad and when I said what Che wanted to do the owner volunteered her services. I know how good she is. She has previously cut little girls hair that have done this before, so she has got experience. She knows what she is doing.”
Karen also shapes wigs for cancer sufferers.
Che had a cancer scare when she was five years old, but her mum explained: “We were lucky, we got good news. Other parents don’t. I am not sure if that was in the back of her mind when she came up with the idea.”
Angela, who admitted to being nervous for her daughter, added: “I am so proud of her.
“She’s excited about it.”
Che has set up a JustGiving page, and has already raised over £200, with Angela explaining: “When people have heard what it is for, they have been really generous.”
If you would like to donate to Che’s cause, visit www.justgiving.com/che-paton1/