Car­ing school­girl raises thou­sands of pounds forYorkhill

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Dou­glas Dickie

A Ruther­glen school­girl has raised thou­sands of pounds for char­ity – just by get­ting a hair­cut.

Kirsty Baird, 14, had her long locks chopped to raise money for Yorkhill.

And in the process she raised a whop­ping £ 2553.73 for the char­ity.

Not con­tent with help­ing one char­ity, Cathkin High pupil Kirsty then do­nated her hair to the Lit­tle Princess char­ity to make wigs for young can­cer suf­fer­ers.

Kirsty and her fam­ily held an event at Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club where her gran, Mar­garet McNamee, do­nated for the hon­our of cut­ting a mas­sive 21 inches off her hair.

Proud dad James said: “She’s over the moon, the night was ab­so­lutely bril­liant.

“A lot of Kirsty’s friends came to see it hap­pen­ing and her gran paid £120 in the auc­tion to get it cut off. She re­ally likes her new style. Every­one says she re­ally suits it.”

Kirsty, who stays in Cathkin, had been in­spired to do her bit by the story of Dempsey Bal­lan­tyne.

She fought a gru­elling bat­tle with can­cer and passed away in Jan­uary at the age of just eight.

Kirsty would like to men­tion the fol­low­ing peo­ple who helped raise the funds: Louise Kennedy at Ur­ban De­cay, John Crozier at Chap­mans Bar, John Vickars at the Sports­man Bar, Deb­bie Owens at the Old Oak Inn, Tam Devenny, lo­cal busi­ness­man David Gil­lies, Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club for free hire of hall, Scott Wal­lace and Jus­tine Wil­son for the en­ter­tain­ment and all who do­nated kindly for the raf­fles.

Cheque it out Kirsty presents a cheque for £2533.75 to Yorkhill Chil­dren’s Char­ity

Hair today Kirsty had 21 inches chopped off her hair

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