St Ninian’s girl faces the chop for charity

Before and after: Eden Smith  shows off her new, charity-inspired 'do.
Before and after: Eden Smith shows off her new, charity-inspired 'do.

ST NINIAN’S pupil Eden Smith received a new haircut last weekend — but far from being an ordinary ‘do, this one is making the headlines.

The S2 pupil was donating her beloved blonde locks to the Little Princess Trust — a charity which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children who suffer hair loss through treatments such as chemotherapy.

Eden’s family and friends were behind her all the way, offering to sponsor the haircut in order to fund the £350 it costs to make just one wig.

Fundraising activities included a bake sale at the East Ren school, which raised £85.

Friends also chipped in, with pal Diane Walker raising £100 through her YouTube channel and others collecting cash on the streets of Woodfarm.

Despite last-minute nerves, Eden braved the chair at L&K hairdressers on Clarkston Road on Saturday — with the salon donating the fee of the cut to the charity as well.

Eden told The Extra: “I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me. My next mission is to get some of my long-haired friends to do it too.”

To follow Eden’s fundraising, or to add to her total, visit www.justgiving.com/Eden-Smith.