A WEE COUNTY mum has described the immense pride she felt when her young daughter got an incredible 11 inches cut off her hair to raise money for charity.

Rhona Dunlop's little girl Anna volunteered to have her long locks cut to raise money for four charities which helped her older sister before she tragically passed away almost 11 years ago.

Dayna Clark was just 11-years-old when she sadly died after a brave battle with a brainstem tumour. Now, every year Dayna's mum Rhona tries to raise as much money as possible with a different event.

This year, it was five-year-old Anna who stepped up and joined the cause, while also donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust so that a child who has lost theirs can be made a wig.

They even managed to keep the event in the family with Anna's uncle Hamish Dunlop taking charge of the cutting in his Stirling barber shop.

Mum Rhona told the Advertiser she was incredibly proud of Anna, who got the cut on May 23, the date Dayna was born.

She said: "The whole day went really well, it was brilliant. She had only ever had wee cuts to her hair before so now she looks so grown up with her hair short.

"It was 11 inches in total and sits just about her shoulders, but she managed to still put it in a bun at the weekend."

Incredibly, after weeks of promoting the cut and asking for donations, the Clackmannan-based family managed to rake in more than £1,000 which smashed every ambition they had.

Rhona added: "I am amazed by the amount of money people have given us. It will now be split four ways across CHAS, Make-a-wish Foundation, Clic Sargent and CLASP.

"Anna has even now said she wants to grow it back just so she can get it cut again.

"We explained to her before it that the hair gets sent away and a child somewhere else who needs it will be able to use it. She does understand everything that goes on with raising the money for her sister.

"We were both so proud and it's just a big thing for her to do. We were nervous for her but then seen her wee face which was so happy after it."