Kayla’s long locks chopped for charity

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Six-year-old Kayla Brass has had her long locks chopped to help raise funds in memory of her granddad who died waiting for a kidney transplant.

The youngster’s Justgiving page added hundreds of pounds contributing to the grand total of £1,800 in aid of Kidney Research UK raised at a spring fair in Shiskine Hall at the weekend.

Kayla’s proud mum Jess who organised the fair said: ‘Firstly, the biggest thank you to our daughter for offering to cut her gorgeous hair off for the charity! Such a wee super star! ‘

Mrs Brass added: ‘A heartfelt thank you to all who turned up and supported myself and my family raise money for a cause close to our hearts, in memory of my dad! The kindness has been over whelming!’

Mrs Brass said Kayla had been growing her hair for a year and a half before having it cut off by Lindsay Baughan at the fair as part of the fundraiser.

As well as raising hundreds of pounds for Kidney Research UK, Kayla’s cut hair has been sent off to The Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children with cancer and other illnesses.

Kayla’s ‘Gramps’, Ricky MacDonald from Pirnmill,  passed away almost two years ago while on dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant.

‘Kidney Research UK  is a wonderful charity whose volunteers work tirelessly and which we are honored to be a part of,’ said Mrs Brass.

A number of local businesses also showed huge support by donating prizes for the fair.