Cancer kids are thankful to Megan

Megan Arbuthnott pictured with mum Claire.
Megan Arbuthnott pictured with mum Claire.

A six-year-old Queensferry schoolgirl has amazed her parents, friends and teachers with her selfless effort to raise funds for cancer sufferers.

But, if that wasn’t enough, the youngster also had 9.5 inches cut off her ponytail which has been donated to the Little Princesses Trust who make wigs for children who have been affected by cancer.

Megan Arbuthnott who attends Echline Primary School in Queensferry, has been fundraising for the last two weeks and has already made more than £600 via her JustGiving page and in cash donations.

The money raised is being donated to the Anthony Nolan Trust as two of Megan’s friends, James and Emma, suffer from Fanconi Anaemia, and she wanted to do something to help them.

The Little Princesses Trust have now been in contact, and although they cannot guarantee to be able to use Megan’s hair to directly help her friend Emma, they are to make her a wig.

Megan’s mum, Claire said: “I am so proud of her as this was all her own idea. I told her that if she reached £500 in donations then I would also donate my hair.”

James has found a bone marrow donor through Anthony Nolan who are still looking for a suitable donor for Emma.

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