Little Ruby Shackleton heads back to school this week - and hopes her friends will recognise her.
For the six-year-old pupil at Slaithwaite C of E Primary School has undergone a transformation inn the holidays.
Her 11½-inch plaits have been hacked off, leaving Ruby with a new short haircut for the first time in years and a children’s cancer charity hundreds of pounds better off.
Ruby, of Slaithwaite, had her hair lopped off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Ruby heard about the charity and wanted to do something to help.
She lives with mum and dad, Lynn and Ian, and three-year-old sister Lottie.
Lynn said: “She has been growing her hair ever since she was a baby and has only ever had it trimmed.
“But she wanted to do something to help children and decided to have her plaits cut off.
“There were a few tears at first but now she’s getting used to her new look and just hopes her friends recognise her when she goes back to school”.
The haircut was done by stylist Charlie Whale at the Hair Haus salon in Northumberland Street, Huddersfield.
Ruby’s efforts have already raised £400, £50 more than the cost of the charity supplying a complete new wig for a youngster.
People can still support the youngster — click here to donate.