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Brownie is a cut above in fundraising success

By Sean McAngus

A young Aberchirder Brownie has been hailed for her fundraising efforts.

Brooke Fraser, a member of the 1st Aberchirder Brownies, has raised £2100 for a charity close to her heart.

The eight-year-old decided to cut her hair and at the same time raise money for UCAN, a charity that has supported her grandad and grandma, Ian and Ruby recently – so she donated nine inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust.

To raise the money, Brooke and her family held a coffee morning and were joined by 35 members of family and friends who enjoyed some refreshments.

Brooke Fraser, grandad Ian and UCAN’s Gayle Stephen with the cheque.
Brooke Fraser, grandad Ian and UCAN’s Gayle Stephen with the cheque.

Mother Emma Fraser explained how the fundraiser came about: “She was doing her charity badge for the Brownies and wanted to support UCAN who have helped her grandad.

“The support from the Foggie community has been amazing with people coming up to us to give some money to go towards the fundraiser.

"Many thanks to everyone who came along to the fundraiser.”

UCAN’s Gayle Stephen visited Brooke’s grandparents’ home and praised her for her fundraising efforts. She also presented her with a pin badge and said that she looks forward to seeing more fundraisers from Brooke.

The office manager at UCAN said: “It is great to see younger people doing fundraisers.

“It is all about growing awareness for the charity.

"We want to help keep up UCAN to educate the public and early detection.

"The money will go towards the upkeep of the centre and any special equipment.”

Brooke told the Advertiser: “I’m well chuffed with the amount I raised and was excited about getting my hair cut.”

For more information about the charity visit www. ucanaberdeen.com/

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