SIX-YEAR-OLD Kayleigh Ann Skipp has always loved, and been complimented on, her long brown hair.
But the big-hearted youngster from Privett is happy to have it all cut off to help poorly children.
Kayleigh will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through illness and treatment.
She has also raised more than £500 to date to send to the charity following her haircut at her grandmother’s house last Thursday.
And her family, including mum Anna, are full of pride at her decision which was made after Kayleigh watched a TV advert with images of children who had lost their hair.
Anna said: “Kayleigh asked ‘mummy, why don’t those children have any hair?’ I explained that they were unwell and the side effects of the treatment they received was the hair loss.
“Kayleigh was deeply saddened by this and in pure innocence she said ‘I want to cut my hair and give it to the poorly children’.
“We are so proud of Kayleigh. She is such a brave girl for what she is doing. In fact, the whole family is bursting with pride and her school friends think she is a star.
“She became a big sister in April this year and she is a great role model for her baby sister.
“Wherever we go people always complement her on her beautiful long hair. She loves Rapunzel and when she was younger she always said she wanted her hair to drag behind her.
“She gets so excited when we tell her she has had another donation and she is counting how many wigs she is helping to provide.”
Kayleigh attends Langrish Primary School and parents have been sent details of how they can help.
Donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/annaskipp1#.V3tpmbeLKDc.email by August 28.