‘I want to help other girls feel like Rapunzel’

Ava with her classmates at Noble Primary
Ava with her classmates at Noble Primary

A big-hearted Bellshill schoolgirl has volunteered to have her lovely flowing locks chopped off - to help young cancer sufferers.

Ava Morris will have her hair cut this Sunday - with all the money she raises going to the Little Princess Trust.

The organisation uses donations of real hair to make wigs for children who lose their hair as a result of undergoing treatment for cancer and other conditions.

Ava decided she wanted to do something for charity after hearing about the current Ice Bucket Challenge craze but didn’t fancy being doused in ice-cold water.

Instead, after seeing a television programme on the work of the Little Princess Trust, she decided that was the way forward for her.

Eight-year-old Ava has just started Primary 5 at Noble Primary School and mum Claire said she couldn’t be more proud of her daughter’s desire to help young cancer sufferers.

She said: “It was all Ava’s idea and I am so, so proud of her.

“She was really interested how the Little Princess organisation helps children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

“Everyone has been talking about doing the Ice Bucket Challenge but when Ava saw the programme she asked if she could do that instead.

“She told all her friends what she was going to do and they were all up for it and everyone at the school has been rallying round to support her.”

Claire said that initially Ava set a target of £150 for her fundraising exploits - but she’s already on course to exceed that.

And anyone who wishes to help the Bellshill youngster raise even more money for such a worthy cause can do so - simply go online to Just Giving and donate.

Contributions can also be made by texting CPAE52 £? - where ? is the amount donated - to 70070.