Hair yesterday, gone today for Catherine

Over a foot of hair was cut off and will be donated to charity

Over a foot of hair was cut off and will be donated to charity

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An 11-year-old girl from Drumlithie has donated her hair to a charity which helps children who have lost theirs through illness.

Catherine Wotherspoon had her hair cut last month to donate to charity and help cancer sufferers, raising over £200 in the process

Catherine before her haircut

Catherine before her haircut

The former Laurencekirk Primary School pupil, who will start at Mearns Academy after the summer, lives in Drumlithie with her parents, brother and sister.

Catherine’s mum, Angela, said the youngster always had long hair, but was loving her new shorter style.

She added: “Catherine decided to have her hair cut as she had heard about the Little Princess Charity and wanted to help people who had lost their hair, by donating some of hers to make a wig.

“She had heard about how cancer has touched members of her family and friends and wanted to help. She also thought it was a good time to do it, before she went up to S1.

Catherine after

Catherine after

“I was hesitant at first about her cutting her hair, as it is a big step.

“Catherine has always had a lot of hair. She was born with a shock of hair and had a “bob” by the time she was one.

“She was very determined to do it so we asked family and friends to donate if they could.

‘‘She has also raised over £200 and would do it again.

‘‘Her hair was cut at Dare in Aberdeen and she loves her new shorter look.”