Last week we brought the inspirational story of three-year-old Emma McGregor, who was preparing to make a very special donation to charity.
The Forfar girl was set to bid farewell to her gorgeous long hair in the hopes of raising £100 for Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice, which looks after her friend Logan.
And Emma had decided to donate the cut hair to The Little Princess Trust, a group that makes wigs for children suffering from hair loss.
The cutting took place over the weekend at Jackson Gray by hairdresser Wayne, with an amazing 11 inches of hair taken off.
Astonishingly the money raised has smashed the £1000 barrier with more donations coming in.
Emma and her family have raised in the region of £1,160 at the time of going to print, with Gift Aid increasing that amount to £1,362.
Proud mum Laura was over the moon with the show of support the family have witnessed, and was beaming with joy at her little girl’s big gesture.
She said: “We are absolutely stunned at the response to Emma’s fundraising. What started off as a wee idea to try and raise a few pounds (Her original target was just £100) has raised so much and involved so many wonderful people.
“We (me, her dad, big sister and little brother) are all so proud of Emma.
“She’s such a caring wee soul.”
The Little Princess Trust provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair.
Some boys and girls cope remarkably well with losing their hair due to medical reasons but for others it can be very upsetting.
For more information on The Little Princess Trust, please visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk
For more information on the Charlton Farm hospice, please visit http://www.chsw.org.uk/charlton-farm