An eight-year-old girl with golden Rapunzel hair went for the chop after deciding she wanted to donate her locks to children suffering from cancer.
Kind hearted Amelia Beer from Shiregreen, had the idea of cutting off her lucious locks after seeing popstar Jessie J shave her head during Children in Need and donate it to the Little Princess Trust.
The charity provides wigs for girls and boys across the UK who have lost their hair after cancer treatment.
Amelia’s mum, Rachael Beer, aged 32, was so inspired by her daughter, she vowed to have the chop too.
She said: “I just wanted to support Amelia really, it’s a great cause and she’s been so brave. My hair will grow back, but maybe those children’s never will.”
Leigh Robinson, who is manager of Willsy’s Barber Shop on Wheata Road, Parson Cross, cut off the pair’s pony tails.
He said: “Cancer is one of those things that everyone knows somebody with - it’s so close to everybody’s hearts.”
Leigh said every salon customer that week had sponsored Amelia and her mum, who had raised over £400 for the charity, to add to the £252 collected themselves.
Salon owner Kelly Wills, aged 37, from Parson Cross said she was “overwhelmed” with the response of customers.
As he watched her golden locks fall to the floor, Amelia’s dad Paul Wilson, aged 44, said he was ‘proud’ of his daughter.
“You wouldn’t think an eight-year-old would think of something like this but she’s always had an old head on her,” he said.
Amelia, a Hartley Brook primary school pupil said she wanted to help another little girl have nice hair.