Lexie’s charity haircut in memory of her granny

A kind-hearted Forfar girl has made her family proud after making her sixth birthday one to remember.

Lexie Brown has been growing her hair for months to help children her age deal with the affects of cancer treatment.

Lexie before and after and her ponytail.

Lexie before and after and her ponytail.

She chose to have her hair chopped off on her birthday - February 10 - in memory of her granny Pat (Trish) Ferrier, who died exactly ten years ago to the day.

Pat was a much-loved member of staff at Angus County Press for many years.

Lexie, a pupil at Langlands Primary School, set out to raise £200 for Cancer Research UK and The Little Princess Trust which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair to cancer.

Her mum Lynsey set up a JustGiving page where she said: “On 10/02/2007 I lost my beautiful mum to cancer.

“Four years later I was blessed with a daughter - Lexie Patricia Brown - on the anniversary of her death, So on 10/02/2017 - the 10 year anniversary of her granny’s death and also her sixth birthday - Lexie decided to get 12-inches chopped off her hair and donate it to The Little Princess Trust. Lexie would like to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research in memory of her granny.”

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have sadly lost their own hair owing to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

At the time of going to press, an amazing £950 had been pledged towards Lexie’s efforts. You can donate on line via the Just giving page -

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lexiesbighairchop6 - which will be open until mid-March. Visit www.forfardispatch.co.uk for more pictures.