Holly Whittaker’s just eight years old – but she’s already a trend-setter.
The Denby Dale youngster has raised £500 so far for charity after having her long hair cut short.
Now several of her schoolmates at Scissett First School are asking their parents if they can do the same.
Hairdresser Leanne Palmer called at Holly’s home to take 13 inches off her hair with Holly’s mum Debbie and grandma Marita Green in attendance.
Holly’s hair will be used by the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.
Debbie said: “Holly has been wanting to do this for quite a few years. We finally agreed she could have her hair cut. She has always had long hair. Now she can’t wait for it to grow back so she can have it cut again.
“The charity supplies the wigs free, but each wig costs £350 to make. We thought we would raise £350, but so far we have raised £500.”
Donations can still be made by text until Monday, June 6, by texting LPTF 99 to 70070.
Debbie said Holyl had received donations from family, friends and workers at textile firm Z Hinchliffe in Denby Dale, where Debbie used to work. A collection was also held at the Dale Inn, Denby Dale .
“Friends at Holly’s school also donated money,” said Debbie. “Now four of five kids at the school also want to have their hair cut for the charity.”