A young girl has donated her long locks of hair to a charity after being inspired by a friend.
Sophie Douds had her long hair cut short last week and donated it to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs to children who have lost their hair during cancer treatments or through alopecia.
The 11-year-old was inspired to donate her locks after her friend Shannon Millen lost her hair through alopecia.
Sophie, from Cramlington, also raised £750 as part of Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project’s minibus appeal.
Sophie, who had 14-inches of hair cut off, had came up with the idea after watching a programme on TV featuring an alopecia camp.
“It inspired me so much, I watched it more than once,” she said.
“Not long after Shannon lost all of her hair in 2012 and the same thing happened the following year and her hospital said it may never grow back, so this inspired me to do something to help.”
For more on the Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project visit their website www.cvyp-ltd.com
For more information on the Little Princess Trust visit www.littleprincesstrust.org.uk