Long haired Mia Pearson decided to give hair to the Little Princess Trust but only after she grow it even longer first.
At the same time, her family backed her with fund raising for the trust, which makes wigs for children who have chemotherapy, so the eight-year-old from Beck Row was able to give 13 inches of hair and more than £2,000 – enough to pay for six wigs.
Mia’s mum Ruth said: “One day I was doing her hair and an advert for the Little Princess Trust came on TV. She said ‘look at that’ and I said ‘you could do with losing a couple of inches of hair’. “So she decided to grow it even longer.
“I don’t think she’ll grow it that long again because it was a pain towards the end.”
By the time she had it cut off at Amelia Charlotte Hair Design in Beck Row, it went down below her waist and had to be tied up for school and dance lessons, though she did wear it down on her last school day before the cut.
“It was really thick as well,” Ruth added.
Ruth and her husband Shane took sponsor forms to work and the hairdressers had one. They also raised more than £500 with raffles prizes donated by businesses, friends and family.
Donate at www.justgiving.com/Mia-Pearson