Locks away!

10year old Kacie-Leigh Chaplin has waist length hair cut short for charity. Pictured with Elaine Rackham, left, Belinda Coole, and Donna Anderson, stylists at Donnelles hairdressers in Seamer, and mum Debbie. The trim was her first ever hair cut, and the 20 inch long lock was sent to a charity that uses the donated hair to make wigs for sick children. Pictures by Andrew Higgins 121540h  13/04/12
10year old Kacie-Leigh Chaplin has waist length hair cut short for charity. Pictured with Elaine Rackham, left, Belinda Coole, and Donna Anderson, stylists at Donnelles hairdressers in Seamer, and mum Debbie. The trim was her first ever hair cut, and the 20 inch long lock was sent to a charity that uses the donated hair to make wigs for sick children. Pictures by Andrew Higgins 121540h 13/04/12

A SELFLESS Scarborough schoolgirl has had the chop to support children who have lost their hair due to cancer.

Ten-year-old Kacie-Leigh Chaplin boasted waist-length golden locks, which other than the occasional trim had never been subject to the hairdresser’s snip.

However, after watching a television programme about children who lose their hair due to cancer treatment, Kacie-Leigh decided she would do what she could to help.

The East Ayton Primary School pupil went under the scissors, and had 20 inches chopped off.

Not only will the hair be used to make wigs for children, Kacie-Leigh was sponsored by friends and family and has so far raised £240 for the Little Princess Trust, with money still coming in.

Kacie-Leigh’s mum, Debbie Chaplin, said: “Kacie-Leigh loved her hair, she was always complimented on it, so I was really shocked when she told me what she wanted to do.

“She came up with the idea, and I was amazed and proud by the way she was putting others first before herself.

“Everyone wasn’t sure if she would do it or not, and she was a bit nervous when she was sitting in the chair at the hairdressers.

“She went through with it though, and now loves her new style.

“She is really pleased at being able to help another child, and I think the feeling from doing this will see her go on to do other charity events in the future.”

Kacie-Leigh underwent the dramatic makeover at Donnelles hair salon in Seamer.

Her mum said she was looking forward to going back to school this week and showing all her friends her new hair style, which has been shaped into a fashionable bob.

For more information about The Little Princess Trust visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk