A b-looming marvellous effort!

Generous Devyn with her shorn locks and her loom bands. Pic: FPA
Generous Devyn with her shorn locks and her loom bands. Pic: FPA
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Enterprising youngster Devyn Anderson from Kirkcaldy has turned her favourite hobby into a charity fundraiser.

The P6 Torbain Primary pupil has been making loom bands for around six months and selling them as bracelets to her family and friends to raise money for cancer charities.

I must have made and sold about 100 bracelets and charms since last April

Devyn Anderson

To date she has raised over £75 and her dad Mark, who runs his own taxi business, is matching the amount she raises to double her takings.

Devyn (10), also had a stall selling her bands at a recent open day held by Kingdom Nursing Homes at Lomond View in Falkland.

“She has done all of this off her own back and we are very proud of her,” said Mark.

“She lost two of her grandparents, one from each side of the family, to cancer and she decided she wanted to do this to raise money for charity. She has decided the money will be sent to Cancer Research UK.”

In addition to making and selling her bands, Devyn, of the town’s Robert Adam Drive, has had her long locks cut off and sent her hair off to the Little Princess Trust which uses real hair to make wigs for youngsters who have lost theirs through chemotherapy treatment.

“It was right down her back and she got it cut to shoulder length so she could send the rest off to the charity,” added Mark.

And this summer she and members of her family are planning to do a sponsored walk across the Forth Road Bridge to raise more money for the worthy cause.

Devyn added: “It all started when I was going on holiday and decided to try doing the loom bands which I really enjoyed. My friends liked them and I started making them for charity. I must have made and sold about 100 bracelets and charms since last April.

“I am really pleased to have raised the money for Cancer Research.”