When Hunny Bayliss told her mum she wanted to get her long blonde hair cut for charity, she thought she might raise £80.
But as the six-year-old had her locks lopped in front of family and friends at Sexton’s Manor Primary School on Friday, it was in the knowledge that she had raised more than £1,400.
The hair will go to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children who have had chemotherapy while the money will be split between West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward, St Nicholas Hospice Care and the Star Foundation.
Hunny said: “I wanted to raise some money and give hair to children who don’t have hair.”
On her Just Giving page she explained: “I want to help St Nicholas Hospital [sic] because my brothers’ and sisters’ Nanny was helped here and my daddy’s auntie were both helped here before they went up to heaven. Mummy and daddy said they help very poorly people.”
Her mum Amy said Hunny had also been inspired to help others by her cousin Teigan, who has cerebral palsy.
She added: “She said she wanted to raise £80 and it spiralled out of control.”
The total includes £500 from HSBC.
The haircut was done by mobile hairdresser Becky Lewis, who does Amy’s hair.
Hunny’s grandfather David Bayliss said: “I think it’s a great cause and she’s very brave to stand up in front of so many people and have her hair cut – she’s quite shy. I’m proud of her.”
Sexton’s Manor School’s head Debbie Knight said the idea hjad been Hunny’s and the school only provided a venue. She added: “The fact a child wants to do that and benefit the hospice is even better than a school even because it’s come from her.”
If you want to boost her total, visit www.justgiving.com/hunnybayliss