Jae-Leigh is a cut above
Bighearted girl is donating hair to charity
A kind little girl from Paisley truly is going for the chop for charity.
Jae-Leigh Montgomery is bravely cutting her luscious locks for the Little Princess Trust.
The charity supplies and funds wigs made of real hair to children who have suffered hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.
Not only is the eight- year- old going for the chop, she has also organised a fun day in aid of the trust.
Proud mum Leigh Montgomery told the Paisley Daily Express her daughter’s decision came as a bit of a shock.
She said: “I honestly thought this was a bit of a phase.
“Weeks went by and Jae-Leigh was still determined to do it. “It is really thoughtful. “We’re all so proud of her.” With hair sweeping all the way down her back, West Primary School pupil Jae-Leigh will sport a short bob as of April 28.
The mini Buddie has set that date for the haircut, in front of supporters at her charity day in St Peter’s Men’s Club, in Glenburn.
While many adults wouldn’t dare make such a drastic change, JaeLeigh can’t wait.
“I’m really excited to get my hair cut,”the youngster told the Express. “I’m not nervous at all. “It’s going to be really short, but that’s okay.
“My friends and family think it’s great.”
A moving television advert showing children suffering from hair loss back in December got the schoolgirl thinking.
After quizzing her auntie about what could be done to help, Jae-Leigh set her sights on donating to The Little Princess Trust.
“It’s not fair that some children don’t get to have hair and I do,” she added.
“I’m really lucky, but other people aren’t. “That’s why I wanted to help.” Helping to organise the charity day is her step-grandfather Neil Perrie.
The 52-year-old, from Glenburn , has been blown away by Jae-Leigh’s kindness.
“I can’t believe how determined she is to do this,” Neil said.
“But, at the same time, I’m not surprised.
“She is such a loving girl. She’s my wee angel.
“We hope as many people come along on the day to support this cause.”
Jay- Leigh’s charity day takes place from noon until 4pm and promises a disco, karaoke, cake stall, tombola and raffle. The event is free entry. For more information on how you can donate to the charity event phone 0141 884 7791.
To find out more about the work Little Princess Trust do visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk/.
It is really thoughtful. We are all so proud of her. Leigh Montgomery
Big heart Jae-Leigh with mum Leigh Montgomery and step dad Stewart Gellatly Chop Jae-Leigh wants to help children who aren’t as lucky as her