A brave schoolgirl has had her ponytail chopped off in support of a sick friend.
Eight-year-old Kasey Strachan decided she would have her long blonde hair cut to help raise money for Anthony Nolan — and has already collected more than £750.
It is just one of the charities helping to find a bone marrow or stem cell donor for Kasey’s fellow Fintry Primary School pupil Garvie Winter, who is bravely fighting leukaemia.
Kasey also decided to donate her ponytail to the Little Princess Trust to help other children who have been affected by cancer.
Kasey’s mum Brooke Lennon, 28, said: “Kasey was a bit upset when she first had her hair cut but she absolutely loves it now.
“I am so proud of her. It is fantastic that she wanted to do something to help.
“After having her hair cut at Oh So Gorgeous Hairdressing, all she wanted was a KFC!
“She was very excited about going into school to show off her new hair to her friends.”
Speaking about the main charity behind the donation, Brooke added: “As well as raising funds for Anthony Nolan to help to continue its amazing work, we wanted to raise awareness of bone marrow and stem cell donation.
“All that is required is a swab from your mouth — it couldn’t be easier.
“You could be that one person Garvie has been waiting for.”
Donations can be made to Kasey’s cause at justgiving.com/fund raising/brooke-lennon.