A KIND-hearted schoolgirl from South Tyneside is cut above the rest when it comes to helping out charities.
Nine-year-old Neve Raine decided to have her long blonde hair chopped off to help youngsters who aren’t as fortunate.
The Year 5 Westoe Crown Primary pupil had more than a foot of her tresses snipped at G L’s Hair Design in Queen Street, South Shields, during the half-term holiday.
Neve’s hair has now been donated the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair because of treatment they are receiving for cancer.
Neve’s mother, Sharon Raine, 44, of Westoe, South Shields, said: “It came as quite a surprise that Neve wanted to donate her hair to charity.
“She just announced one day that she wanted her hair cut, and she was going donate it to a charity which makes wigs for other children, so we said she could do it.
“I wasn’t even aware she knew of such things, but she said she’d seen an advert.”
As well as getting a new look, Neve also raised £250 for Cancer Research after friends and relatives sponsored her haircut.
The selfless youngster decided to raise cash for the charity after discovering her grandparents had died from the disease.
Mrs Raine, who lives with husband, Jeff, 47, and their three other children, said: “Neve is a very sweet girl, and she is always thinks of others and wanting to help.
“We are all very proud.”