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Sarah Campbell from Lentran near Kirkhill is cut above the rest for charity as she gets her ponytail cut in Beauly to raise money for the Little Princess Trust


By Ian Duncan

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Sarah Campbell, centre, gets her ponytail cut for the Little Princess Trust charity with mum Morag, and Laura Simpson at Lovit hair salon in Beauly. Picture Gary Anthony.
Sarah Campbell, centre, gets her ponytail cut for the Little Princess Trust charity with mum Morag, and Laura Simpson at Lovit hair salon in Beauly. Picture Gary Anthony.

When a 13-year-old girl wanted to change her hairstyle she decided to raise money for a good cause.

Sarah Campbell, from Lentran near Kirkhill, has had long hair for as long as she can remember and wanted to help the Little Princess Trust charity.

The organisation makes real hair wigs for children and young people under 25yrs who are affected by illnesses which result in hair loss.

She initially hoped to raise £550, the starting cost to make one wig, and she has already raised more than £600.

“I wanted to do this because I felt that it was a waste for my 14-inch ponytail to end up in the bin instead of helping poorly children cope with their hair loss,” she said.

“On the day I was nervous, but excited at the same time. I have had really long hair for as long as I can remember, but I was definitely ready for a change.”

She said she first heard about the charity last year and added: “I always knew that it was something I really wanted to do when I was ready.”

Sarah said she was so grateful for all the donations she has received and the current total was “amazing”. She added: “The donations also go towards researching cancer cures, so between donating my hair and the money we have raised it has been an amazing experience.

“I would urge anyone considering having their long hair re-styled to look up the Little Princess Trust website for information first. It is so easy to do and very rewarding.”

Her mum, Morag Campbell, said the whole family was so proud of what she was doing. She said: “We weren’t at all surprised when she said that she wanted to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust as she is such a kind and thoughtful person.

“I was nervous for her on the day, as she has always loved her long hair, but I knew she was ready for a change.”

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