Seahouses schoolgirl Sophie Storey has had her long locks lopped for a children’s cancer charity.
Sophie, nine, was so moved by the Little Princess Trust - which provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss – she decided to donate her own hair and raise funds for the charity.
After having her back-length hair snipped at Morpeth salon Saks, Sophie said: “I was a bit nervous at first, but I thought about all the poor children who have lost their hair and needed my help and I knew it was for a good cause.
“I felt sorry for the children who had lost their hair and I wanted to make sure that the Little Princess Trust would be able to have more money to make wigs and have hair to make them with.”
Monica Glass, charity manager at The Little Princess Trust, said: “On behalf of everyone connected with the Little Princess Trust I would like to thank Sophie sincerely for her wonderful hair donation. Support such as this is invaluable.
“Sophie’s hair will form part of a wig for a child within the UK who is currently suffering with cancer.
“To donate one’s own hair is a very selfless act and it is truly heartening that someone as young as Sophie is so keen to do so much for others. What an amazing girl!”
As well as donating her hair, Sophie has raised over £200 for The Little Princess Trust, whose mission is to supply real-hair wigs to children suffering with cancer. The charity also helps children suffering from other conditions which result in hair loss, such as alopecia.