A brave local optician made the bold choice to cut twelve inches of her hair to be donated and made into a wig for a charity supporting those suffering from hair loss.

Store merchandiser and optical assistant at Specsavers Inverness, Andrea Farrelly, lost patches of her hair last year due to alopecia and after recovery, she decided to grow it back in aid of The Little Princess Trust charity.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss whether that is a result of alopecia or cancer treatment.

Specsavers supported their colleague by spreading the word of this great cause while taking collections instore. These donations combined with sponsorship from colleagues and family members meant Andrea raised £300 which was donated to The Little Princess Trust along with her long locks.

Thank you

Andrea said: 'As I have experienced alopecia myself I wanted to do something positive to support others and I am delighted I have been able to make this donation.

‘I'd like to thank everyone for their support and generosity.'

Andy Carr, store director of Specsavers in Inverness, says: ‘The Little Princess Trust is a fantastic cause and we are delighted to be able to help Andrea in her fundraising efforts.

‘I’d like to thank everyone who contributed and helped us support a great cause.’

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