Sis­ters shed their locks to help out can­cer kids

£1500 raised for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel - Mur­ray Spooner

Two kind hearted sis­ters who were in­spired by a class­mate to cut their hair for char­ity have raised an im­pres­sive £1500.

Aimee (7) and So­phie (9) Gal­lagher posted 24 inches of their locks to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, a char­ity that pro­vides real hair wigs to chil­dren who suf­fer from hair loss.

The girls, who at­tend St An­thony’s Pri­mary school in Ruther­glen, were in­spired to do­nate their hair af­ter Aimee’s class­mate, Emily Gorm­ley (7) cut her own and raised £625 for the char­ity.

Proud mum Rhona Gal­lagher also joined the girls by get­ting her own locks chopped and was over­whelmed by the amount her chil­dren had man­aged to raise.

She said: “The kids were ec­static. £1500 to a child is huge.

“They were thrilled to bits and they even got a DVD from the Lit­tle Princess Trust that showed them where their hair and money was go­ing.

“I’m ex­tremely proud of them and we are thank­ful for all the sup­port.

“The girls love their new look. It’s eas­ier to wash and they’re chuffed to bits.

“All went well on the day. The money will go to­wards five new wigs and their hair will be made into wigs as well.”

The girls, who had orig­i­nally aimed to raise at least £350 for the char­ity, had their hair cut off by Rhona’s cousin, An­gela Mur­phy, at Broom­fields hair­dressers in Glas­gow.

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