SCARLETT’S starlets have been hard at work fundraising for the Weymouth girl.

Donations have continued to pour in since fantastic news that the target had been reached to help cystic fibrosis sufferer Scarlett Russ’s family buy her a special vest.

Scarlett was recently diagnosed with the condition which affects her internal organs, clogging them with thick sticky mucus, making it difficult to breathe or digest food.

Last week it was announced that thanks to kind donations from Echo readers, friends, family and well-wishers, more than £9,500 had been raised to buy the special vest.

It will be attached to a machine and will help nine-month-old Scarlett breathe more easily.

And the fundraising efforts have continued in support of both Scarlett and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Hairdressers at Steven May Hair Design in Weymouth gave up their time for free in return for donations for the CF Trust.

Lynne Stokes, from the salon, said they raised £300 and everyone had a great day.

She said: “It was just really nice.

“We had a steady flow of people coming in.”

They presented a cheque for the money to the Russ family yesterday.

Staff at Lloyds Pharmacy in Gloucester Street raised £100 with a scarlet raffle for Scarlett.

Dorset Echo staff dressed in pink, held a cake sale and Easter egg raffle to do their bit to help Scarlett.

Echo editor Toby Granville said it was a great event. He added: “We are so pleased that the total for Scarlett’s special vest has been reached.

“We are delighted to help out the campaign and to get involved to help little Scarlett and her family.”

Mr Granville added a special thank you to all the kind-hearted people who had donated to the campaign.

Scarlett’s mum Lisa thanked everyone for their kindness and for their support for Scarlett and for the CF Trust.

She said: “We are overwhelmed that people want to carry on doing things for the Trust and for Scarlett.”

Two Dorset car clubs joined forces to raise £60 for Scarlett. Westham Scoobies and Dorset Japanese Car Club held an Easter egg raffle for Scarlett at their recent meeting.

Westham Scoobies organiser Cheryl Barrett said that Scarlett’s story had touched everyone.