Girl donates cut hair to charity

Sherie Thomson, a 4th year student at Mackie Academy, cut 11 inches  from her hair for the Little Princess Trust.
Sherie Thomson, a 4th year student at Mackie Academy, cut 11 inches from her hair for the Little Princess Trust.
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A Mackie girl has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by getting her hair cut, with the resultant off cuts being used to make wigs.

Sherie Thomson, a 4th year student at Mackie Academy, has had 11” cut from her hair for the Little Princess Trust.

She has so far received £609 in donations for the charity.

And the hair that got the chop will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their’s; for example, through leukaemia treatment.

When asked about why she wanted to do it, she said she decided to have her hair cut for charity in June 2015.

She added that she “came across” the Little Princess Trust by browsing the Internet, and she would like to raise money for a “wonderful cause, and, at the same time donate the hair in order to help make a wig for a child who has lost their own hair due to treatment. I love small children and just want to help those who are so unwell”.

After deciding she wanted to go through with the chop, Sherie wanted her hair to grow as much as possible so that a goof amount could be cut off.

This led to 11” of hair being taken off at Fusion on Saturday, March 5. Usually, she only gets 1” taken off.

The 15-year-old, who has lived in Stonehaven since being “a few months old”, wished to thank Sandra and Kim at Fusion, as well as everyone who donated to the Little Princess Trust.

A donations page is still active at justgiving.com, under the heading “Sherie Thomson”.

She started collecting donations in February.

Sherie’s mother, Jill Thomson, said: “The wig is actually made in China and costs £350 per wig, and it can require more than one set of chopped hair to make it.”

As well as raising money for charity, Sherie also spends her free time attending local dance classes since the age of three-and-a-half.

She goes twice weekly doing ballet, tap, modern jazz and highland - as well as helping with the younger classes on a weekly basis too - at Mrs Lindsay’s School of Dance.

The Little Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the parents of Hannah Tarplee after she was diagnosed with having a Wilms tumour and tragically dies in 2005.

They actively encourage hair donations.