SCHOOLGIRL, Poppy Williams has so far raised £800 for a cancer charity by having her 26” locks cut off to donate to the Little Princess Trust.

Ten-year-old Romilly Primary School pupil, whose mum and dad Rachael and Ceri Williams own Marshalls Butchers, in Holton Road, had her hair cut on Thursday, August 29 with her hair haircut raising funds and awareness for the Velindre Cancer Centre.

The Little Princess Trust makes real hair wigs for children and young people under the age of 24, who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

Poppy was inspired to also raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre after family friend Laura Ryan underwent treatment there.

The haircut, done by Zoe and Leah, took place in Allen Sadler's in Penarth, on Thursday, August 29.

Salon owner, Kirsty Bousie is a close friend of Mrs Williams and her daughter, Amelia, is a friend of Poppy's.

Poppy said: “I love my new hair and I’m glad that my old hair can help other people”.

Mum, Rachael said: “They were amazing with Poppy, and me, and everyone gave her a round of applause!

“Needless to say, we are super proud of her.

“It was strange seeing her plaits being cut off, but obviously it doesn’t compare to what people go through when being treated for cancer.

“The response from everyone was been overwhelming.

“People are so kind and have been donating online and in the shop.

“We have raised £800 so far and will be leaving the JustGiving page open for another week.”

Ms Ryan, who was an inspiration for Poppy’s charity fundraising and awareness idea, said: “I’m just speechless.

“Poppy’s new haircut looks amazing and I know Velindre will be so grateful for her fundraising.

“Well done Pops.”