A kind-hearted primary school pupil showed her selflessness as she donated her long locks to charity.

Carly Cairns, aged seven, who attends St Luke’s Primary in Kilwinning, decided to donate her hair to The Little Princess Trust after being inspired by a family friend who donated her hair after lockdown.

The Little Princess Trust is a well-known charity which provides free, real hair wigs to children and young people who have experienced hair loss through cancer treatment or other conditions.

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Carly said that she would love to get her hair cut and give a little girl with no hair some of hers.

The inspiring pupil braved the hair dressing scissors on Friday, August 7, just in time for returning to school after being in lockdown for several weeks.

Carly’s mum, Tracey Cairns, said: “Her hair was growing just past her bum and now it’s level with her shoulders.

“We are really proud of her and she has just always been such a kind-hearted little girl.

“We always knew she would have a big heart.

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“When she was five, she made a list to Santa and had written that she wanted to give water to the poor children instead of asking for presents.

“When we told her that if she wanted to do that, Santa might bring less presents, she said she didn’t mind, she just wanted to help the poor.

“On Christmas morning, she was thrilled that with the help of Santa, we had bought a water pump for a village in Africa from the charity Water Aid.”

After Carly got her hair cut it was posted off to the Little Princess Trust and Carly was overjoyed.

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Tracey added: “Carly was delighted when her certificate of thanks which came through.

“She hopes her hair makes another little girl really happy.”

The teachers, pupils and staff at St Luke’s congratulated Carly and expressed just how proud they were of her.

Fiona Mackenzie, Head Teacher at St Luke’s Primary School said: “We are very proud of our pupil and would just like to say well done to Carly.”

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