A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl is preparing to get her hair cut for the first time for charity after being inspired by her grandmother’s cancer battle.

High Street Primary School pupil Brooklyn Young will lose 20 inches of her Rapunzel-style hair when she gets it cut at the Head Office hair salon in Newlands Street, Barry, on Monday, June 11.

The Gibbonsdown youngster is raising funds and awareness for The Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illnesses, cancer treatments and health conditions.

She saw her grandmother Rachel Bailey, 48, of Penarth, going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy and decided she wanted to help others.

Brooklyn, who loves the fairy tale Rapunzel, said: “I’ve only had trims.

“When I was little I really wanted long hair.

“I thought about the people who make wigs with hair and my mum was like ‘yeah, we can do that’ and she held my hair in a ‘pony’ and it looked like ‘bob’.

Proud parents Taryn, 28, and dad Gary Young said they were proud their daughter had decided to get her hair cut for a good cause.

Mr Young said: “She is losing half her hair.

“I think it is amazing what she is doing.

“I’m a bit nervous because I love her hair.

“It’s her own choice; it’s off her own back.

“I think she’s great for doing it because everyone who knows her for her lovely hair with its natural blonde highlights.”

Mr Young’s skittles teams have offered support and Brooklyn hopes to raise her target of £650.

Sponsor forms can be signed at Costa Coffee, in Holton Road, Switch E-cig, in Holton Road, and the Head Office, in Newlands Street.

Alternatively, search Brooklyn Young on justgiving.com or text 70070LPTB58.