Caring Wishaw girl donates hair to kids’ cancer charity

A friendly sibling rivalry and an opportunity to help others prompted a Wishaw schoolgirl to donate long locks of hair to charity.

Coltness High student Addison Watson donated 14 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Addison, 12, had been growing her hair out for the past three years since big sister Grace, 15, donated her hair to the same charity.

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Proud mum Emma joked: “It’s a little sibling rivalry!

“Myself, my husband Ross, Grace and our dog Angus are all extremely proud of Addison.

“She is a sweet girl with the biggest heart. She would love to inspire others for such a good cause.

Addison had been growing her hair out for the past three years since big sister Grace, 15, donated her hair to the same charity.

“We went to Hair We Go in Motherwell for a haircut. They were absolutely brilliant.

Laney who did the haircut didn’t charge for anything and she even donated to Addison’s Go Fund Me page.

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“We can’t thank everyone who has donated enough.”

The Little Princess Trust offers free human hair wigs to children and young adults up to the age of 24 who have unfortunately lost their own hair due to cancer treatments and other illnesses.

On her fundraising page, Addison writes: “I’m doing this because I want to make a difference to a child who has lost their hair to cancer.

“I don’t want them to feel self-conscious and feel different from any other child.

“Our family has seen first hand what it’s like for relatives who have lost their hair to cancer and I want to help.

“It can cost an average of £550 to give each human hair wig to the recipients for free, so any help for this great cause would be greatly appreciated.”

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