‘My hair will grow back – theirs won’t.’

A generous girl is cutting her waist length hair off to make into a wig for children with cancer.

Charlie Smith, seven, has decided to give her ponytail to the Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for boys and girls suffering from cancer.

Her mum Joanne said: “I was brushing her hair and she said she wanted it cutting.

“I said, why don’t we send it to a little girl with no hair?’ She agreed and got really excited about it.

“She said the little girl without hair wouldn’t have any bobbles or hairbands either, so she wants to send some of them too.

“I am really proud of her. She only wanted a few inches cut off, but when I mentioned the charity she decided to have more cut off. She said, ‘my hair will grow back, mum, but their won’t’.”

Birkenshaw Primary School pupil Charlie is also collecting sponsor money for Candlelighters childhood cancer charity, and raised more than £400 in three days.

Joanne said: “She is really excited and every time she gets sponsorship she starts jumping up and and down!”

Charlie said: “I thought it was a nice thing to do. My hair is down to my bottom. I can’t remember having it cut before. It’s going up to my chin. It will go to a little girl who hasn’t got hair because she is poorly.”

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