Youngster Tayah, 8, is getting the chop for children’s charity

Tayah Truman is having her hair cut off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust
Tayah Truman is having her hair cut off to raise money for the Little Princess Trust

An eight-year-old is being sponsored by friends and family to have her long locks shorn and turned into a wig for a children’s charity.

Tayah Truman, from Lutterworth, is helping the Little Princess Trust and is hoping she can raise about £500 in sponsorship before January 9 when she will get the chop.

Her hair will be used to make a wig for a poorly boy or girl who has lost their own hair because they are receiving medical treatment.

Tayah’s mum Claire said: “Tayah’s older sister Sinead told her about the charity and she said she really wanted to do something to help them.

“She has already raised about £100 in sponsorship and we are hoping to get up to £500.”

Tayah currently has very long hair and the Little Princess Trust asks that any donated hair is at least 7in.

Her hair will be cut by Chambers and Neal in Lutterworth.

To sponsor Tayah, visit her fundraising page at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/clairetruman1.

For more information about the Little Princess Trust, visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk.