Ella donates hair to Little Princess Trust

Ella who has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust
Ella who has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust

An local 11 year-old has cut her hair and donated it to charity so a wig can be made for children who have lost their hair battling cancer.

Ella Mugford, who lives in Gourdon and attends Inverbervie Primary School, had her hair cut at the end of March at a Boydell Black belt Taekwon-Do Academy training session raising more than £1,000.

Ella who attends Boydell Black belt Taekwon-Do Academy has been growing her hair for the past year to help raise awareness and money for the Little Princess Trust.

It costs the Little Princess Trust £350 to make each wig from donated hair.

Ella is originally from Wales and has been living in Scotland for two years.

The first cut was awarded to Mark Boydell by Ella.

Mark was very gracious and accepted as Mr and Mrs Boydell supported and promoted the event at the end of the training session,

Mum Teresa Mugford spoke to the Mearns Leader and said they were all very proud of what Ella had done.

She said: “Taekwon-Do teaches its students many values some of which are to be brave, respectful of others and become good citizens.

“We have been totally overwhelmed at the support and lovely encouraging messages on Facebook.

“The JustGiving page was set up on my account it has helped Ella raise £1,004.98 online and an additional £165 cash from local sponsors.

“Ella is very mindful of others less fortunate than herself.

“Just last November with the help of Alan Fotheringham Snr of FPDshe baked and sold home Bakes on site to Raise £114 for Children In Need 2015.

“We are very proud of Ella for wanting to do this and also for donating just under 17-inches of her hair.”

Ella is in good company around Kincardine and Mearns.

A number of children have already generously donated their hair to the Little Princess Trust.

This included Primary seven pupil at Mill O’Forest Abi Davidson who inspsired her teacher Nicole Cunningham to do the same.

Mackie Academy pupil Sherie Thomson also recently donated her hair and raised funds for the charity, which also assists children with other conditions resulting in hair loss.