A LITTLE girl from Wirral is chopping off her long locks to help a child with cancer.
Seven-year-old Grace Martin is prepared to have 10in of her hair snipped away to support someone who has lost their own through chemotheraphy.
The youngster’s long tresses are past her waist and she has only ever had them trimmed.
The hair will be given to the Little Princess Trust to make a wig for a boy or girl. Grace is also raising £350 to make the wig, and has reached £325.
Grace, who goes to Barnston Primary, said: “I’m happy to get my hair cut because I want to help an ill child who has lost their hair. If I was ill it would make me smile.
“I don’t mind if my hair gets made into a wig for a boy or a girl, but I will include a princess clip when I send my hair off in case it goes to a girl!”
Grace, from Pensby, will be having her hair appointment later this month and is following in the footsteps of Jessie J who shaved her head for Red Nose Day earlier this year, and donated the hair to Little Princess Trust.
Proud mum Jenny said: “Grace had been thinking about it for a while and wanted to do it to make a poorly child smile.
“She has only had a trim before and it reaches down to her waist. I wasn’t sure if she would be upset having it so short, so made sure she was ready.
“She will have it cut to her shoulders, it will be a bit of a shock for her.
“Grace also wants to raise £350 to make the wig, and she’s nearly there. She had worked so hard to raise this amount of money.
“She is a very sensitive and caring child so she was touched by what Jessie J did – she is one of her favourite singers.”
She added: “I am very proud of Grace’s thoughtfulness and kindness. What a beautiful thing to do.”
To help Grace’s quest, donate online at www.justgiving.com/ Jenny-Kay