A KIND-HEARTED sister has raised £1,500 by cutting off her long locks to help people like her wee brother who is fighting leukaemia.

Brooklyn McArthur, nine, a pupil at Bellyeoman Primary School, has donated her hair the Little Princess Trust and raised a staggering amount of money in the process.

She was inspired to help the charity after seeing her half-brother, Maison Sutherland, lose his hair from treatment for his leukaemia, which was reported in the Dunfermline Press.

Maison was only three when he was diagnosed with the illness last summer.

He has been placed on a three-year treatment plan and this involved a lot of time going back and forth for treatment at Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital.

Brooklyn chopped off 15 inches of her hair and has been helped along the way by tremendous support from the Dunfermline community.

Mum Roseienne said: "Maison was there beside her on Sunday when Brooklyn got her hair cut.

"Joseph's at Mackie Place opened the salon on Sunday just for Brooklyn and they did it all for free.

"She was a wee bit shocked after but she brushed her hair about 100 times before she went to school this morning.

"She couldn't wait to show her friends and school teacher!

"The community has just been outstanding. After she was in the Press, quite a few donations came in but over the last few months, it has been fantastic.

"It was a real community effort and everyone got behind Maison and Brooklyn.

"Brooklyn would give anyone her last penny, she is very kind."

Brooklyn's family would particularly like to thank Hearts supporters, Oakley Celtic supporters, Rosyth masonic clubs, Hill of Beath friends and family, Townhill Bowling Club and Asda staff for their donations.