CATRINE Primary pupil Kayla Pringle stunned her mum one day by asking to have her hair chopped off.

Mum Lesleyann Lawrie said: "Kayla said that she would like to get her hair cut and donate it to the little girls that lose their hair and have to get a wig.

"I contacted hairdresser Steven Lyle and he said he would be happy to do it. He also put out a donation box in his Mauchline salon which is filling up nicely before we send the cash away.

"Kayla has also said to her friends at school and, as a result, they want to do it as well.

"She is a very kind hearted wee girl and I am extremely proud and she was very happy with the outcome — thanks again to Steven Lyle was great with Kayla."

Every penny raised will be donated to the Little Princess Trust which supports children and young adults who have lost their own hair due to illness.

Meanwhile, the hair which was cut off by Steven will also be sent to the charity and will be used to make a wig for a deserving youngster.

Wendy Morris, a trustee and co-founder of the charity, said: "I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved since the charity was launched.

"We have given away more than 6,000 real hair wigs to sick children which is astonishing.

"When we initially started the charity we spoke of how wonderful it would be if one day there wouldn’t be a need for an organisation of this kind.

"I could never have imagined that 10 years later we would be able to fund research which might one day help to achieve just that.”