A WEE COUNTY teenager had her hair chopped off for Macmillan Cancer Support last week.

Eilidh Kettles walked away from Morgan's Hairdressing in Alloa with a totally different style, as part of her fundraising drive for the organisation.

The 13-year-old was driven to have her locks lopped after being involved in the charity work undertaken by her school, Alva Academy.

Pupils and teachers at the secondary are well-known for the support they offer the cause, having raised more than a quarter of a million pounds to date.

And Eilidh, who has been involved in the annual coffee morning, is doubling her efforts with her summer fundraiser.

Despite it being the shortest her hair has ever been, the Alloa schoolgirl wasn't in the least bit nervous.

“I was determined to do it," she said. “I just watched other people doing it in school so I thought I would do it.

“Last year is when I saw it and then I decided I was going to do it about three or four months ago."

Salon owner Johann Calder delivered an Anne Hathaway-inspired crop, and passed on a few styling tips, on Tuesday, July 17.

And she also donated the fee she would normally charge for a haircut, so Eilidh has a little something extra to add to her pot.

The soon-to-be S3 pupil has raised around £200 so far and has received plenty of backing from friends and family.

She is also sending her ponytails away to the Princess Trust Charity, which provides wigs made out of real hair for children and youngsters with cancer.

Her mum, Mandy Kettles, said: “I think it’s fantastic, I think it’s a great idea. I’m proud that she had got the motivation to do this.

“It came as a bit of a surprise at first but she was very determined that this was what she wanted to do and she has been talking about it for months now.

“Thanks to Johanne and Morgan’s Hairdressing for their contribution, thanks to all the people who have supported Eilidh so far."

Eilidh is still fundraising, for information on how to donate, contact the Advertiser on 01259 214416.