Some call cancer the equalizer in that it strikes indiscriminately, caring not for class colour, creed, not even the age of its victim.
Cancer unites us in solidarity to support one another especially when the disease attacks a child.
Now, one Banchory girl has decided that even though she is only nine years old, she can do something to help.
Ellie Mitchell is in Primary Five at Hill of Banchory School and her hair, as you will see from the above photo is very long.
After reading in her Nan’s weekly mag about the “The Little Princess Trust” that makes wigs for little girls who have suffered from cancer, Ellie said when she decided to get her hair cut that she would donate it to the trust and would like to raise sponsor money to donate to Cancer Research UK.
Ellie decided just before the school summer holidays that she was ready for her “makeover” and spoke to hairdresser, Louise Greig of LGHD, Banchory Business Centre.
The date has been set for October 21.
Ellie’s mum, Nicola, said: “Ellie is very excited and I feel a bit nervous and emotional about it, but we (myself, her dad, Kevin and little brother, Louis) are so proud that she is doing such a big hearted thing for a little girl!”
Ellie’s target was to raise £300, but thanks to generous donators she has already raised over £300 online with “Just Giving” and over £100 from other donations.
Nicola added: “Ellie is quite overwhelmed, as are we, with just how generous people are and just how supportive everyone is in helping raise so much money for such a worthy cause. We thank each and everyone of them.”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Nicola-Mitchell16