A BIG-HEARTED 9-year-old Armagh girl is raising money for a children’s cancer charity in an unusual way – by having 19 inches cut off her hair.
Kaytlin Ardis, from Killylea, will have her locks chopped so it can be made into a wig for a sick child, and all money raised will be donated to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.
The primary-school philanthropist’s mother, Kim Reid, says she is beaming with pride for Kaytlin and is thankful for the support they have received.
“Kaytlin decided a few months ago that she wanted to get this done and was determined to do it,” said Kim.
“She continues to tell me that her hair will grow back and it’s no big deal to think of the benefits someone will get from her hair!
“Kaytlin is a very quiet girl and has always put others first. Her friends and teacher, Mr Rainey, at Killylea Primary School are all being very supportive and helping Kaytlin raise money for such a deserving charity.
“We are all so very proud of Kaytlin, it’s such a selfless thing to do. She has the most beautiful long golden blonde hair that will hopefully bring a smile to someone else.”
Kaytlin’s hair will undergo the big chop on June 15 at 2PM at Haircare in the Gazette Arcade and everyone is welcome to come along to witness the cut.
Her locks will be sent to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which supports young children who suffer from hair loss.
Sponsorship can be made on the day or by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/kim-reid1.
Pictured are Kaytlin Ardis and June Knipe, Haircare.