Hair to spare
When Shiskine primary pupil Olivia McNeice, discovered that there are children who have lost their hair through ill health she immediately offered some of her own for wigs.
Having learned about charitable causes at school and with the help of her aunt, hairdresser, Alison McNeice, Olivia decided to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust. The charity provides real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss through cancer treatment.
The seven-year-old, who has only had four haircuts in her life, remained determined. Shortly before the school term started, the altruistic
tot went to the hair salon in Brodick where seven inches of her long blond hair was cut off for use in wigs that are gifted across the UK and Ireland.
The Little Princess Trust was founded in 2006 after a young cancer sufferer, Hanna Tarplee, lost her hair and her parents struggled to source a child’s wig after realising how much confidence it would give their daughter.
The trust has since supplied thousands of children with wigs while also providing funds for research into childhood cancers.
With her hair now at shoulder length Olivia has no regrets about her decision and hopes to be able to give further donations when her hair grows back again.
Mum Tina said: ‘Olivia was extremely proud that she was able to help others and her greatest pleasure was that she had so much hair, she was able to donate two plaits to the worthwhile cause.’
Hair today, gone tomorrow, Olivia proudly shows off her two plaits that she donated to the Little Princess Trust.