A YOUNG girl who wanted to help those who have lost their hair has braved the shave for charity.

Seven-year-old Abbie Donohoe had her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults. The wigs are given to those who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Abbie’s mum Laura Donohoe said that the youngster had wanted to share her hair with those that could not grow their own.

“She wanted to give it to the Little Princess Trust because of how they help children,” Laura said.

“It has probably taken her about three years to grow it.

"She started growing it and as it got longer and longer she said wanted to get it cut so someone else could have beautiful hair like her.

“At the end I started to get a bit nervous, wondering if she would change her mind, but she went through with it.”

As well as getting her hair cut, Abbie has been raising money through sponsorship to help cover the cost of making a wig.

Laura said: “Abbie has also raised just short of £300 through sponsorship, that’s made her very happy as It costs about £500 to make a wig.”

Laura said that everyone has loved Abbie’s new doo and Abbie was “chuffed to bits” with the results.

“She looks so grown up, she looks gorgeous, I’m so proud of her for what she’s done, it’s just lovely.”

If you would like to donate to Abbie’s Just Giving page visit justgiving.com/fundraising/laura-donohoe7

For more information on the Little Princess Trust visit littleprincesses.org.uk