Olivia gets her hair cut off to help out others

A kind-hearted youngster from south east Northumberland has had her luscious locks chopped off to raise money for charity.

Eight-year-old Olivia Hurst, from Seghill, had her long hair cut at RubyBlue Hairdressers in Cramlington on Saturday to raise funds for the Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Appeal in Newcastle.

After learning that some children who are poorly lose their hair, Olivia asked if she could do something to help, and asked to have her hair cut to help them as her hair will soon grow back.

Her hair will now be donated to the The Little Princesses Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost hair to cancer and other illnesses.

Olivia’s mum Joanne said: “So far Olivia has raised £652, and RubyBlue had a collection box at the hairdressers with a further £82 in it, so thank you to RubyBlue and its customers.

“There is still money to collect, which should take her total to around £700, so a huge thank you to everyone.

“We will make sure Olivia knows just how special she is.

“All of her family are very proud of her.”

For more details about the charities, visit www.charliebearappeal.org or www.littleprincesses.org.uk