Ruby-Ann gets locks chopped for charity

Ruby Ann Quinn after her haircut for The Little Princess Trust. EMN-150323-111713001

Ruby Ann Quinn after her haircut for The Little Princess Trust. EMN-150323-111713001

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A brave young girl from Cottesmore has had her long blonde locks chopped off to help raise funds for a charity that provides real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Ruby-Ann Quinn, aged just seven years old, braved the scissors and had the whole of her plait cut off on Sunday, raising over £600 for The Little Princess Trust.

Ruby Ann Quinn before her haircut for The Little Princess Trust. EMN-150323-111700001

Ruby Ann Quinn before her haircut for The Little Princess Trust. EMN-150323-111700001

Ruby-Ann, who is in year two at St Nicholas CE Primary School, decided to take on the fundraising hair cut to help terminally ill children who have lost their hair to cancer. She said: “I wanted to help the children that are poorly. My hair will now go to The Little Princess Trust to help make a wig for one of the poorly children.”

Ruby-Ann’s close family and friends were there on the day to watch her take on the brave challenge, including her mum Kate Marlow.

Kate said: “I’m really proud of Ruby-Ann and it’s a big achievement for her. She has helped make wishes come true. She’s always had beautiful, thick hair, so this was a big achievement for her to cut it off to help raise money.”

Both Ruby-Ann’s fellow pupils and teachers at St Nicholas have been helping Ruby-Ann raise lots of money, by donating to the cause.

She said: “It’s quite astonishing how much I’ve raised. I didn’t expect to raise that much.”

If you would like to add a donation to Ruby-Ann’s total please visit her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/rubyquinn/