Cumbernauld Primary pupil Ava, 7, donates almost £1,000 to Little Princess Trust

A kind-hearted young girl from Broadwood has raised hundreds of pounds to help sick children maintain their confidence after hair loss.

Ava Rust (7), a pupil at Cumbernauld Primary School, raised a whopping £960 with a sponsored hair cut in support of the Little Princess Trust.

Mum Lynsey said: “Ava came home from school a few months ago and told me she wanted to cut her hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust. Having never heard of the charity, I did some research and discovered they provide free real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other illnesses. We are immensely proud of her.”

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The cut was performed by Laura Hall, a hairdresser at the Glasgow salon Alice Rocks.

Trust spokeswoman Helen Creese said: “It’s such a brave decision to cut off a lot of hair but we are hugely grateful as we can use Ava’s donated locks to make real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair. Receiving a wig has a profoundly positive effect on those we assist. Thank you Ava and thank you to all of your supporters!”

Ava’s donations page is