Schoolgirl chops off locks to help cancer toddler

A PLUCKY schoolgirl had her hair chopped in front of thousands at the weekend in a bid to raise money for a children’s cancer charity, after being inspired by the story of two-year-old Kai Laidlaw.

Liberton Primary School pupil

Sarrah Robb in Primary 5. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Liberton Primary School pupil Sarrah Robb in Primary 5. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The toddler, from Leith, is battling leukaemia for the third time in his short life and little Farrah Robb wanted to do something to help.

After teaming up with CCLASP charity, the Liberton Primary School pupil decided to cut off her long hair, and donate it to the Little Princess Trust – while raising money for children with cancer at the same time.

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Hairdresser Colin McAndrew neatly put the nine year-old’s hair into two plaits at the Hibs v Falkirk match on Saturday, then cut it on the pitch, for all to see.

Photographer Ian Georgeson, Sarrah is also donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Ian Georgeson

According to Farrah’s mum, Samantha, she had around 16 inches cut in total, and her hair now sits on her shoulders.

Samantha said: “She was really nervous before she got it done but now she’s just so happy she did it.

“She always wants to help people out and she follows Kai’s journey avidly.

“She’s always asking me to check his Facebook page to see what the latest update is.

Sarrah took part in a sponsored haircut on the pitch at half-time at the Hibs Match at Easter Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

“We are all so proud of her.”

Farrah, who is a Hibs fan, has already raised £1800, smashing her original target of £1500.

Her mum said they were grateful for the donations that have flooded in from all over the world.

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