A DUNFERMLINE schoolgirl has braved the shave to help beat a disease that has devastated her primary school.

Eleven-year-old Sara Brown has raised more than £700 by donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for those who may lose their own hair while undergoing cancer treatment. The money collected will be split between the charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The McLean Primary pupil was inspired to help after witnessing first hand what cancer can do. Two boys in her school have had leukaemia, including Aaron Murphy who died last May at the age of just 11. Sara has been growing her hair especially for the last two years to help with the cause. Her mum Rena told the Press: “The school has been really affected by cancer.

“Sara has experienced death herself as her dad passed away several years ago so she knows what it’s like to deal with hurt.

“I was also fundraising for the family affected by cancer in her school so she decided she wanted to do something.

“She had wanted to donate her hair at first but then at some point, she decided she would shave her head too!”

Sara took the plunge on October 16 in the middle of the school holidays and her family thanked the Manud Barber shop in Dunfermline for doing the shave for free.

Rena added: “She looks so grown up! She did have a bit of a wobble on the first night and regretted it but she’s ok now!

“She tells me she got quite a bit of attention on her first day back at school!

“30cm was donated in the end and it’s taken quite a few years to get it that long! We’re very proud of her.”

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