Luton schoolgirl Keeva Lavin’s long curly ginger locks were her pride and joy.
But the 10-year-old – who has a twin brother Darragh – decided to have them shorn for charity and set herself a £200 target.
Her cousin Justina Lavin of Shampoo in Chapel Street took care of the cut and Keeva now has a stylish bob.
Her fundraising took off beyond her wildest dreams and she’s already raised a whopping £1,000 – in addition to donating two long plaits to the Little Princess Trust.
Keeva, who’s in Year 6 at St Joseph’s, said she was thrilled with the amount.
“I didn’t think we’d even get to the £200 target – it was so exciting to see the money going up and I can’t wait to see the total,” she said.
“I hope a little girl with cancer gets a wig made from my hair and loves it and it makes her happy.”
Her proud mum Emma Farren said: “Luckily she likes her new look – I think I was more emotional than she was when she was having it cut.”
> There’s still time to sponsor Keeva at http://www.justgiving.com/KeevaLavin