Big-hearted five-year-old smashes fundraising target

Fraesciante on Saturday April 19 as she got her hair cut
Fraesciante on Saturday April 19 as she got her hair cut

A five-year-old girl from Auchenblae has donated her hair to charity to help children who have lost theirs through illness.

We reported back in early April how Fraecsciante Stewart was looking to raise enough money to provide a wig for at least one little girl.

The wigs Little Princess Trust provide are free to children. However, the cost to the charity to purchase one wig averages £350.

Fraesciante’s total so far is £648, almost double her original goal.

Her mum, Kimberly, said : “So far she has raised £648 but ,,as wigs cost £350 to provide shes hoping to hit the £700 mark.

“Considering she aimed to raise enough for one wig and has smashed that we couldn’t be happier with the support she has received.

“She was very excited on the day because she had been watching her justgiving total all week and on the morning of the hair cut it was sitting at £600 so she was very pleased to have raised so much and be able to give her hair to a child who, in her words, needed it more than she did.”

The Stewart family are no strangers to fundraising as Kimberly and three of her friends did a sponsored shark dive at a Sealife Centre in February 2013. This was to pay tribute to Kimberly’s youngest daughter, who died a couple of hours after being born.

The family would like to thank the Fringe Hair Salon in Laurencekirk for their support.

More information on Fraesciante’s hair cut can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/fraesciante-stewart1