A KIND-HEARTED seven-year-old has donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust and raised more than £700 for the charity.

Ellie Soens, from Great Sankey, decided to cut her hair one morning during her usual morning routine.

Mum Lauren said: "It all started one morning when we were having the usual school day struggle and the usual screaming match with me brushing her hair!

"I said to Ellie that there is a little girl out there who is poorly and lost their hair and would love Ellie's hair, her response was 'well they can have it'.

"We have been growing her hair for a year now and the time came for the big chop."

Ellie has donated £5 of her own money out of her money box, and some of her school friends and her class from Great Sankey Primary School have also made donations.

The Little Princess Trust make wigs for free for children and young adults who have lost their hair due to illness or cancer treatments.

They make the wigs from donated human hair, and it takes between seven and 10 donations of hair to make each one.

Lauren added: "It costs £350 to make each wig and they do not receive any funding apart from donations.

"Our original target was to make enough money to make one wig however she has exceeded this target so we were hoping for £700 to make two.

"Me and her dad Chris are so proud of this selfless act and Ellie is so happy that she has done this."

Ellie's hairdresser Clare Dyer did the haircut on Saturday, March 9.

To make a donation go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ellie-soens