Glenrothes girl loses hair for cancer kids

Brooke with the hair that was cut off
Brooke with the hair that was cut off

A brave Glenrothes girl has had her hair chopped off to help make wigs for children who have suffered hair loss through cancer treatment.

Brooke (9), who lives in Bighty Avenue, had 15 inches of her locks lopped off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust which relies on fundraising - and donated hair - to be able to make wigs for youngsters.

So far, the P5 pupil at Carlton Primary School has raised almost £600 in sponsorship and the money is still coming in...

Proud mum Leighann Salter (31) said: “I think she’s taken enough to make almost two wigs.

“She was inspired by Jessie J who did it for Children in Need and we went to see her in concert at Edinburgh Castle for Brooke’s birthday in May.

“We spoke about it on and off and she went on the website and saw other girls who had done it and then sent away for the forms.

“I managed to put her off doing it until after Christmas - her hair was so long and beautiful and she really suited it!”

Carrying out the honours was Louise Paterson, hairdresser at Icon Hair and Beauty in Glenrothes.

And was Brooke at all nervous on the day?

“No, she was ready for it, really ready for it!” said her mum.

Now Brooke sports a trendy ‘inverted’ bob which is short at the nape of the neck and tapers down to the sides.

“The reaction from her friends has been really positive and she’s even inspired the daughter of one of my friends to do the same, Leighann commented.

“Everybody has been really supportive, “ she added.

“I’d really like to thank Louise Paterson and everyone who donated money.”

People can still donate cash to Brooke through her justgiving page.


The charity 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.

In addition the charity assists children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia.

The charity works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the individual child’s needs to give the most realistic look and feel, as close as possible to their original hair.