A KIND-HEARTED school girl has donated her long locks and a sum of money to charity.

Charlotte-Rose Kennedy from Faifley came up with the idea to send her hair to the Little Princess Trust completely on her own.

The charity relies on donations of both hair and money to provide real hair wigs for children or young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment, or other conditions.

Charlotte, seven, has never had a lot cut off her long and thick hair - she has only ever had trims due to loving her long locks, and was inspired by the movie Tangled.

Her hair, which is light brown with natural blonde highlights, curls naturally and is usually worn in long plaits, but is now just above her shoulders.

A total of 23 inches of hair was donated to the charity by Charlotte. One of her plaits cut off measured 30cm and the other measured 29cm.

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Kirsty Kennedy, Charlotte’s mum, told the Post: “It was a shock when she initially mentioned the Little Princess Trust as we had no idea what it was. We assumed she had seen something on TV or YouTube.

“Charlotte loves her hair and wanted to share this as she dreams of being a princess. She wants another little girl to be able to have pretty hair like her.

“We are extremely proud of Charlotte for being so kind-hearted and mature for choosing to share her gorgeous long hair with a little girl who needs it.

“It has really shown us how beautiful she is inside and out.”

Charlotte, who attends St Joseph’s Primary, decided to raise money for the charity when her hair was getting cut in Centre 81 during the last session of the Steer81 kids summer club on August 16.

More than £380 was raised, with donations still yet to come in.

The Little Princess Trust have provided over 7,000 wigs and given £2,800,000 to childhood cancer research since 2006.