An Ely schoolgirl is having her luscious locks chopped off to help youngsters who are battling with cancer.
Selfless Sophia Isaacs, 10, is due to have her long hair bobbed at the new Pure Ely salon on July 2 to raise money for The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment.
Sophia is also gathering sponsorship ahead of her haircut, hoping to raise money for the same cause.
Mother Maria Isaacs said her daughter came up with the idea after watching a television programme about child cancer.
“We talked about it and then it got forgotten about. She then brought it up again.
“It’s all her doing. I’m very proud of her. I thought it was a brilliant idea.”
The St John’s School year five pupil’s lustrous hair reaches past her chest – but she’s not having second thoughts about having it lopped off, Maria says.
“She’s not nervous at all. She’s been looking at hairstyles, and tucking her hair into a bob, trying to imagine how she’s going to look.”
A keen gymnast and footballer, Sophia hopes to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
On her fundraising page she says: “The Little Princess Trust use the donated hair to make wigs for children who have lost their own hair through chemotherapy and other invasive drugs.
“I am very fortunate to have lovely long hair and feel proud that my hair will go towards making a wig for another child. Please help me to raise money for this charity.”
To sponsor Sophia go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SophiaIsaacs