BY the time you read this, the hair cut from the flowing locks of a warm-hearted 10-year-old Lanark girl will be making life that wee bit happier for two children somewhere in the country suffering from cancer.
They have Lanark Primary pupil Caragh Fraser and her mum Vicki to thank for this unusual donation of human hair to a charity, the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for youngsters who have lost their own locks through chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
The charity clipping took place at Caragh’s mum’s business premises, Vicki’s Beauty Salon on Lanark’s Wellgate, with resident hair stylist Jan Ronney wielding the scissors.
Said Vicki: “I got to hear about this charity and mentioned to Caragh that it might be a good idea for her to donate some of her hair.
“The Little Princess Trust does a marvellous job, supplying free human hair wigs to children undergoing cancer treatment between the ages of two and 18 years old. These wigs would cost around £1500 each if supplied by a commercial company but the charity has them made for £350 and the child gets them for free.”
For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.