A CARING Knightswood schoolgirl has said goodbye to her waist-length blonde locks in the name of charity.

Seven-year-old Georgia Greig had no regrets as around 12 inches of her carefully groomed hair was chopped off during her first ever visit to a hairdresser.

For Georgia, who goes to Bankhead Primary, is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust who provide free real-hair wigs to children and young adults who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

With the help of her aunt, Stacyann Mcphilemy, Georgia has also launched an online fundraiser with a target of £5,000.

The money will be shared equally between the Little Princess Trust and West Glasgow Grandparent Carers Support Group, which holds meeting for kinship carers in the area.

Georgia is a child in a kinship placement and has lived with her nana, Linda Greig, since she was two years old.

Stacyann told the Post: “Georgia’s decision to donate her hair is because her great-gran, Jean Greig, died from breast cancer and during her treatment she wore a wig.

“It was a very emotional time for the family and she is still missed very much.

“Although Georgia never knew her, she has heard all about her and wanted to support the trust.”

Georgia’s hair surrendered to the scissors at G13 Barbers in Great Western Road where she was given VIP treatment by owner Alexis Gellan and daughter Melissa, who also made a donation to the cause.

Melissa told the Post: “She is a lovely wee girl who had never been to a hairdressers before. Her hair was really long and we took off about 12 inches.”

Stacyann, who suffers from joint hypermobility syndrome, a painful condition which affects her walking, said: “Georgia is a very caring girl. She knows some days I can be fine and on others I have difficulty moving.

“If we are walking up stairs together, she will take my hand to make sure I’m okay.”

Linda attends meetings of the West Glasgow Grandparent Carers Support Group which meets every two weeks in the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

The group provides confidence and mutual support and enables children and young people to live with people they know and trust, thereby maintaining family relationships and identity.

Stacyann added: “Linda enjoys going and welcomes the support they can offer. They are great for the kids and arrange parties and trips away.”

Helen Creese from the Little Princess Trust said: “It’s such a brave decision to cut off a lot of hair but we are hugely grateful as we can use Georgia’s donated locks to make real hair wigs for children and young people who have lost their own hair as a result of cancer or other medical conditions.”

Donate to Georgia’s cause at gf.me/u/m32kwk.