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7-MILLIE

Millie’s short cut to help cancer sufferers

MILLIE McConnell let her hair down during Lent this year—and then chopped it off, all to help a children’s cancer charity.

The nine-year-old pupil at St Helen’s Primary School, Bishopbriggs, braided her hair into locks and cut them off for the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair as a result of cancer treatment and other illnesses.

In previous years, Millie had fasted and given up treats during Lent but this year she decided to focus on almsgiving, and after watching a video online on how the hair is cut and collected, she committed to donating her locks.

The youngster’s Lenten promise raised £605 in sponsorship money and she donated more than 14 inches of hair to the charity. Millie’s hair-raising experience was celebrated by her fellow pupils during a whole school assembly.

“Millie has made a positive difference to others by putting her Faith and values into action,” teacher Anne-Frances McIntosh, who leads the school’s Faith into Action committee, said.

“Her Lenten promise has benefited other children and has raised a tremendous sum for The Little Princess Trust organisation. Millie’s charitable deed inspired other children to sponsor her, and has created other acts of charity.”

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