Jessica, 10, loses her locks to help cause close to family

Ten-year-old Jessica Steven has raised more than £200 for the Hospice – by having almost half of her hair cut off.

Her mum Jacqueline explained that this is the second time brave Jessica has gone for the chop to help a good cause. On both occasions, she donated her locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Jacqueline, from Duntocher, whose uncle passed away at the Hospice last year, spoke to us about the challenge Jessica took on last weekend.

She said: “She was a bit apprehensive, because there was a lot coming off. Friends and family were there to watch. It is a big thing.

“People always comment on her hair, it’s so long. I’m really proud. She’s taken on board what we’ve told her about how this can help people.

“There’s nothing bad you could say about the treatment my uncle got or us when we visited as a family. The Hospice is a really humbling place to visit.

“The staff are incredible. You are treated like family, which is what you want. It’s reassuring for people to know how well-treated they would be.

“It’s nice for Jessica to be able to do this. She did it two years ago then thought it would nice to be able to do it for the Hospice. Everyone’s making a fuss of her and telling her she’s done a lovely thing.”

You can add to Jessica’s fundraising collection at: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jacqueline-harkin2