Eight-year-old girl has her long hair cut off to raise money for cancer patients

Skye Wyatt-Sweeney (8) has had her long hair cot off to donate to a children's cancer charity. Pictu

Skye Wyatt-Sweeney (8) has had her long hair cot off to donate to a children's cancer charity. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Eight-year-old Skye Wyatt-Sweeney wanted to do something for cancer patients after seeing two of her great aunties suffer from the disease.

Skye Wyatt-Sweeney (8) has had her long hair cot off to donate to a children's cancer charity. Pictu

Skye Wyatt-Sweeney (8) has had her long hair cot off to donate to a children's cancer charity. Picture: Matthew Usher.

While she might be too young to run a marathon the Toftwood youngster decided she could have a haircut and donate her long locks to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity takes donations of hair and has them manufactured into wigs for children who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment.

Her great aunt Maddie Bray died just before Christmas and Skye had shown an interest in doing something for cancer charities.

Skye's mum Rachel Wyatt said: 'My auntie died of cancer and my other auntie in New Zealand has also got cancer.

'We are all quite a close family and Skye wanted to grow her hair long enough to send it to the Little Princess Trust.

'It was quite emotional watching her have it cut.

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'I am very proud of her, we all are.

'I really didn't think she was going to do it because she loves it and does lots of things girls do with their hair at her age.'

Skye said: 'I did it for auntie Maddie who died of cancer and auntie Janice.'

Now Skye has started growing her hair all over again with the aim of sending another batch and she also wishes to take part in the Race for Life this year, having seen family members take part last time.

Miss Wyatt said: 'It had all been a bit negative since my auntie died but ever since she had her hair cut her school has said she is doing better and is happier.

'It has brought about a real change for her as well.'

To find out more about the Little Princess Trust visit http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/.

Do you know a little fundraiser? Write to doug.faulkner@archant.co.uk

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