A LITTLE girl from Pennar has had her long locks cut off to help raise money for charity, and help children who have lost their own hair.

Pennar Community School pupil Ellie-May Brown had 16 inches of her hair cut in order to raise funds, and provide hair, for the Little Princess Trust, an organisation which makes wigs and hairpieces for youngsters suffering from hair loss.

Seven-year-old Ellie-May took the plunge to lose her lovely long locks back in the summer, raising £523 in sponsorship.

Mum Donna said: “Both myself and dad, Adam, are very proud of her, along with all her family and friends.

“We do Autograss racing, someone from there had done it. It’s not just for cancer, there’s lots of reasons for losing hair.

“She used to have it trimmed every six months to have it tidy, but she had 16 inches cut off to just above shoulder length; it was down below her bum before.

“She’s never really wanted her hair cut off before, it’s taken about seven years for it to grow.”

Donna said Ellie-May was a little nervous before her big trim, adding: “but she was fine having it cut”.

Ellie-May even took the long locks in to school to show her fellow pupils at assembly.

Donna said the process of donating money, and hair, to the Trust was a simple one.

“What they do is send a letter of how to get started with them with sponsor forms and details of where to send the hair off, anyone can do it.”

To get involved with the Little Princess Trust see littleprincesses.org.uk