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Eastriggs teen shaving hair for two charities

Shaving her neck-length hair, she's donating her locks to one charity and raising money for a second.

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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Eastriggs teen shaving hair for two charities

AN EASTRIGGS girl is cutting off all of her hair to benefit not one, but two charities.

Murren Leigh Mackay, 13, wants to raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after she spent time there when she was diagnosed with type one diabetes just over three years ago.

And she will also donate her long locks to the Little Princess Trust, who will use it to create wigs for children that need hair such as cancer sufferers and survivors.

Murren and her family have created a crowdfunding page for sponsorship and she has already raised £580 of her £1000 target.

She hopes that the money can be used for new toys and gaming consoles in the children’s ward for the young patients to play with to help distract them from their treatment.

Her proud dad Mark Mackay explained how the nurses and staff at DGRI were fantastic with his family and that has inspired his daughter.

He said: “My wife and I created a crowdfunding page on behalf of our daughter.

“We all agreed she could do it at the start of the summer holidays so that there will be some growth when she goes back to the academy.

“Her hair is past her shoulders and at the moment we are still waiting to hear who will be cutting it, if we don’t hear back from them it will probably fall to my wife.

“As of yet no date has been set but it will probably be the second week of July.”

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michaela-mackay?utm_term=qkmJ2gWbz.

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