Sponsored hair cut for mother and daughter

Sophie-Ann and her mum Sarah in their promotional T-shirts as they prepare to have their hair cut for charity.
Sophie-Ann and her mum Sarah in their promotional T-shirts as they prepare to have their hair cut for charity.

A kind-hearted mother and daughter duo are preparing to lose their locks to raise funds for charity.

Sarah Robson and her daughter Sophie-Ann are preparing to face the chop on Saturday, February 14 to raise funds for the MS Society and the mental health charity, Mind.

Sophie-Ann has hit the headlines in the past as she launched her own campaign to ask dog walkers to pick up after their pets in and around the Whitehills Primary School area.

Now, the community-conscious 10-year-old primary six pupil has come up with the idea of getting her hair cut to help those in need - and she has persuaded her mum to join her.

The pair are well on the way to their £500 target and hope more people will support their cause.

Sarah said: “Sophie-Ann suggested we get a ‘Pixie’ cut, which is quite short. We have been growing our hair for a long time and are getting it cut in the Letham Hotel, where I work.

“I know a lot of people who have MS so chose that charity as well as Mind to try to help those suffering from anxiety.

“We are going to put Sophie-Ann’s hair into 20 pleats and ask people to pay £1 to cut it off. We have asked a hairdresser from Snips to do the haircuts.

“As well as raising the money we will give our locks to a charity which will use them to make wigs for children who have lost their hair through the horrible process of chemotherapy.”

Sarah has been supported by her bosses, Dave and Francis, at the Letham Hotel who have put up a great hamper prize for the raffle.

Donations for the MS Society or for the raffle can also be made at the Letham Hotel.

Donations to Mind can be made via the Just giving page on http://www.justgiving.com/SarahClaireSoph/