Schoolgirl aids cancer children

Ellie Chirms had her hair cut for Little Princess Trust

Ellie Chirms had her hair cut for Little Princess Trust

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A kind-hearted schoolgirl has gone to great lengths to help poorly chldren.

Ellie Chirms, 11, has had her locks chopped to raise money for the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for young cancer patients.

She was inspired by her grandma’s friend, Denise Pearson, who has breast cancer and lost her hair.

Mum Kelly, of Barlborough Road, Clowne, said: “I was brushing Ellie’s hair when she said ‘I might have my hair cut for children who don’t have any’. It made me well up. I am so proud of her.”

The pupil at Clowne Junior School had only ever had her hair trimmed prior to the sponsored cut which is expected to raise more than £500. Her auntie Vicky Smith, a professional hairdresser, cut five inches off Ellie’s waist-length locks.