Jae-Leigh is a cut above

Big­hearted girl is do­nat­ing hair to char­ity

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Kath­leen Speirs

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

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