NINE-year-old Lydia Hunter is sacrificing some of her long locks to help children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Lydia, from Chelford, is to have 30 centimetres cut off next week in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

The trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24 who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment and other illnesses.

Lydia is to have 30 centimetres cut off to donate to the trust, and is also hoping to raise £500 for the organisation.

Lydia is a pupil at Chelford Primary School, and is to have her hair cut for the trust next Thursday at Toni and Guy in Knutsford, accompanied by her mum Danielle.

She has raised £160 towards her target in just a few days, and anyone who would like to help her reach her target can visit

“I am donating my hair for The Little Princess Trust because I want to help young children who have cancer,” said Lydia.

“Thank you to everybody who has donated so far. I would like to raise as much money as I can as The Little Princess Trust is an amazing cause.”

Mum Danielle said their family had lost members to cancer, and she was very proud of her daughter for fundraising for the trust.