The heartbreak of seeing a family friend’s child battle leukemia has inspired a seven year old to go for the chop.
Ellise Buckingham had already made £500 after producing sponsorship forms for the Little Princess charity, which provides real hair wigs for children with cancer, before having her hair cut on Saturday.
Ellise, of Mangrove Road, Stopsley, decided to have 10 inches of her 16 inch blonde hair cut after hearing about the friend’s child.
The Ramridge Road primary school pupil was very proud of her long locks, said mum Laura but she wanted to do something for charity.
“We’re really proud of her doing it,” said Laura. “It’s something I wouldn’t have ever thought of - a seven year old coming up with.”
Ellise had her locks chopped by hairdresser Jodie Jackson on Saturday.
>You can donate to Ellise’s Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Ellise2006