TEN-year-old Tilly Warren has been inspired by her grandma’s brave cancer battle to support cancer charities.

Tilly is having 20cm of her long locks cut off for the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Tilly lives in Goostrey, and is a pupil at Goostrey Community Primary School.

In addition to donating some of her hair Tilly is raising money through her hair cut for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

The Little Princess and Grace Kelly trusts have a special meaning for Tilly, whose grandma Liz Nelson, from Knutsford, is being treated for oesophageal cancer.

The Grace Kelly trust was set up in memory of a four-year old girl who died from a rare renal cancer, and works to fund research and education into the signs and symptoms of cancer.

Tilly was hoping to raise £100 for the organisation, but increased her target after receiving support from family and friends, and has now raised £410 towards her new target of £500.

She is having her hair cut on March 15 by Laura Martin from LJM Hair of Middlewich.

Tilly said: “I am getting my hair cut short so it can hopefully be used for wigs for children with cancer.

“I am also getting sponsors for getting my hair cut, which I will donate to the Grace Kelly Trust to help fund vital research and support for childhood cancers.”

Tilly’s mum Anne-Louise Warren thanked everyone who had donated to the online donations page - justgiving.com/fundraising/annelouise-warren2