Niamh loses 10 inches for charity

Nine year old Niamh Wight had her hair chopped off for the Little Princess Trust. Picture by George McLuskie
Nine year old Niamh Wight had her hair chopped off for the Little Princess Trust. Picture by George McLuskie

A little girl from Methil returned to school last week with a brand new look after donating some of her hair to charity.

Nine-year-old Niamh Wight, who attends Methilhill primary school, went for the chop at Methilhill Women’s British Legion last Tuesday.

Niamh with the hair which she donated to the Trust

Niamh with the hair which she donated to the Trust

The primary six pupil had a full 10 inches cut off her hair, which has already been sent to the Little Princess Trust.

She also collected money for the charity, and has so far raised a brilliant £278, with even more still to come in.

The charity creates real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

A small group of her family and friends were there to watch her brave the chop and mum Suzanne Wight said she is very proud of Niamh, who loves her new look.

“Niamh had been wanting her hair cut for a while, and I had mentioned about the Little Princess Trust and what it does.

“Niamh said that she would like to donate her hair to them so that another little girl or boy could feel pretty again if they’ve lost their hair through cancer treatment or another illness as she loves her hair and couldn’t imagine how it would feel not having any.

“I thought it was a very courageous thing for a nine-year-old to do and I’m so proud of her for deciding herself that she wanted to do it.”

The family thanked Charlene Maxwell from Extreme Hair and Beauty who was on hand to give Niamh her new look.

The Little Princess Trust received over 4000 donations of hair alone in June, and if you would like to find out more about fundraising or providing your own donation, go to www.littleprincesses.org.uk