A Northampton schoolgirl has decided to have her waist-length hair chopped off to enable her locks to be used for wigs.
Caitlyn Iveson, 6, will donate a minimum of 9 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss.
The Chiltern Primary School pupil saw a television programme about Great Ormond Street Hospital which featured some children who had suffered hair loss due to their medical treatment.
Her mother, Sophie, said: “Caitlyn saw the children with no hair and thought it looked funny. When I told her why they were bald, because they were ill, she said straight away that she wanted to give them her hair.”
“I went onto Google and Caitlyn was very excited when I found out about the Little Princess Trust.
Sophie added: “She can’t wait to have her hair cut which is strange for me because I’ve always really wanted her to have long hair.
“Her hair takes ages to grow and she hasn’t ever really had a proper haircut in her life.
Caitlyn will have her hair washed and dried then cut into a shoulder length bob on July 27 by Richard Blundell at his salon in Castillian Street, Northampton.
Donations can be made on the Just Giving website using ‘caitlyns hair donations x’.