Keira McLeod cuts hair for charity

Good hair day...for young Carstairs  fundraiser Keira McLeod
Good hair day...for young Carstairs fundraiser Keira McLeod

CARSTAIRS Primary pupil Keira McLeod proved she was definitely a little girl with a big heart by having her hair cut off for charity.

Nine-year-old Keira decided to get her locks chopped off after watching a feature on ITV show Good Morning Britain about children living with cancer.

As a result she decided her hair was for the chop and her locks would go to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Keira said: “I saw a person on TV who was cutting their hair off for charity and I thought it was a good idea.

“So I told my mum that I wanted to do it.

“I’d been asking to do it for about two weeks before my mum said it was okay.

“My friends at school said that it was a good idea. My teacher, Mrs Allan, was pleased as well.

“My hair is a bit different now that it’s all cut but I quite like that it’s a bit shorter; I think I will keep it short for a wee while.”