Big hearted Motherwell youngster cutting off her locks for charity

Danica Moynagh
Danica Moynagh

A six year old Motherwell girl has astonished her parents and other relatives by volunteering to have her hair cut for a key children’s charity.

Ladywell Primary pupil Danica Moynagh announced she wanted to boost the efforts of the Little Princess Trust, which makes quality wigs available for children suffering from serious illness.

Parents Tracy and Gerry were “astounded” at her generosity - and impressed she had evidently found out so much about the charity, and decided to take action all by herself.

Gerry said: “We have a professional hairdresser conming to cut her hair this weekend, and thanks to family and friends her effort has already notched up close to £500.

“She has a fantastic head of hair, and at that age it’s quite a step to take deciding to have it shorn away - even although it will obviously grow back.

“It’s a great way of highlighting what the charity does, and we’re proud she has taken on board just what it means for other children at such an early age.”

The couple’s other child, Dominic, 9, is aware of his sister’s act of generosity and is being supportive, and her classmates at Ladywell are also backing her effort.

But Mr and Mrs Moynagh are asking anyone in Motherwell able to help to join the effort too, by donating under “Tracy Moynagh” on the Justgiving web page set up for the unusual appeal.

The Little Princess Trust has inspired other sponsorship efforts in Motherwell over the last year - for example among staff at a local hairdressing salon - and it could be Danica heard of such an effort through a report in Motherwell Times.

The Trust is a charity which doesn’t get the same sort of exposure as some of the major cancer causes, and the Moynagh family hope their daughter’s heartfelt gesture will help to give it a boost.