Glenrothes family’s cut in aid of a great cause

Mum Niki with daughters Lenni and Ailie Hutchison with owner Christine Smith and senior stylist Diana Imrie
Mum Niki with daughters Lenni and Ailie Hutchison with owner Christine Smith and senior stylist Diana Imrie

A Glenrothes family have taken to the hairdressers chair - all in aid of raising money for a good cause.

Niki Hutchison and her two daughters Lennie (6) and Ailie (11) decided to get the snip and donate their shorn locks to The Little Princess Trust.

The charity makes wigs for children who have lost their hair because of cancer or other hair loss conditions – something that is close to the family’s heart.

Lennie was diagnosed with alopecia at age four and the kind hearted family wanted to do something that helped others who also suffer from hair loss conditions.

Mum Niki said: “We decided to get our long hair cut and donate it for such a worthy cause.

“The girls and I got our hair cut into long bobs - I don’t think we’d be brave enough to go much shorter!”

All three had long hair and had at least seven inches chopped off at the Christine Smith Hairdressers in Woodside, Glenrothes.

Before the haircut took place, Niki told the Gazette that she was quite nervous!

She said: “I know that it’s going to be nerve wracking sitting in the chair but the Little Princess Trust do such amazing work, so it was good to be able to give something back and be a part of it.”

As well as donating their hair, Nicki and her daughters have also raised money that they will also give to the charity.

“We have been sponsored to get the snip and to date we have managed to raise over £600 which is just fantastic,” Niki continued.

“I am so proud of my daughters for taking part in this and donating all their lovely hair!”

About the Little Princess Trust

The charity was first set up in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee, along with help from friends and from Hannah’s school, Hereford Cathedral Junior School after she was diagnosed with having a Wilms tumour and died in 2005.

It provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to both boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

In addition to this, the charity also helps children who suffer from other conditions which result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia, to obtain wigs.

For more information about the Little Princess Trust including fundraising ideas visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk/