Just before the school summer holidays, eight-year-old Holly Martin from Whithorn bravely had her first ever hair cut in front of the whole of her primary school, parents and friends.
Holly then donated a whopping 16 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust so that children who have sadly lost their hair from cancer may have a wig made for them. Holly had been inspired by a programme she watched on television and was determined to do this selfless act to help others. Holly raised an amazing £1,203.50 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
She would like to thank all of her sponsors and supporters especially all the children on the day who cheered Holly on as her hair was cut. Holly’s proud parents Gavin and Ireneann would also like to thank Rangers Football Club, Farmfoods, Tescos and Miss Ross (a teacher at the school) for their kind and generous donations which were auctioned off on the day. They would also like to thank Mrs Steele, head teacher and the staff at the school for allowing the event to happen at their ‘Dress Up and Dance Day’ for Macmillan Cancer Support which was a really enjoyable day and well supported by all in the community. Thanks must also go to Martina Flannighan for cutting Holly’s hair and to Hazel Smith for running the silent auction, taking photographs and helping Ireneann. The Scent O’ Galloway in Newton Stewart must also be thanked as they raised a fantastic £150 by raffling a large food hamper in their tea room. Two representatives from Marie Curie Cancer Care also attended the event and supported Holly and her parents. Everyone was touched by Holly undertaking such a charitable and generous act at such a young age.