A kind-hearted girl is chopping off her long locks so that a young cancer patient can have a wig.
Mia Thompson, from Hebburn, has decided to donate ten inches of her auburn hair to the Little Princess Trust.
The 12-year-old heard about the charity – which makes wigs for young girls who have lost their own hair through cancer – from a friend.
Mia is also taking part in the Jarrow Relay For Life for Cancer Research UK, alongside her family later this year.
Dubbed Team Tony, they take part in memory of Mia’s grandad Tony Cook, who lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2008.
Mia asked for donations before cutting her hair and has raised almost £500 so far. She’s having it cut on Sunday.
I think what the charity does is really good because those girls deserve to have hair.Mia Thompson
The Hebburn Comprehensive School pupil has had long hair her whole life and is looking forward to embracing her new look.
She said: “I was going to get a couple of inches cut off anyway, then one of my friends told me about the Little Princess Trust. The minimum you can give them is seven inches, but I wanted to give them more.
“I’m a bit nervous, but I know that as soon as it grows back, I’m going to cut it off and donate it again.”
Mia, who attends Poppleton School of Dance, has even inspired her little sister Lola, four, to join in when her hair is long enough.
She added: “Lola is going to have her hair cut off when I do mine next time.
“Some of my friends are going to do it as soon as theirs is long enough too.
“I think what the charity does is really good because those girls deserve to have hair.”
To sponsor Mia, go to relay.cancerresearchuk.org and search for her name.