North Walsham schoolgirl transforms herself to raise money for charity

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Pictur

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Pictured before the chop. Picture: ELLIE BRANSTON-TILLEY. - Credit: Archant

A schoolgirl from north Norfolk has undergone a dramatic makeover in a bid to help the fight against brain tumours.

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity (Pictur

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity (Pictured). Picture: ELLIE BRANSTON-TILLEY. - Credit: Archant

Fourteen-year-old Ellie Branston-Tilley, of Mill Road, Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for Brain Tumour Charity.

The North Walsham High School pupil has raised nearly £200.

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Pictur

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Pictured during the chop. Picture: ELLIE BRANSTON-TILLEY. - Credit: Archant

She has also donated her locks to the Princess Trust, which will use her hair to make a wig for a child who has suffered from hair loss due to illness.

Her mother Jodie, 37, said she was proud of her daughter's achievements.

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Here s

Ellie Branston-Tilley, 14, of Cromer, had 20 inches (50cms) of hair chopped off for charity. Here she shows off her new look. Pictured before the chop. Picture: ELLIE BRANSTON-TILLEY. - Credit: Archant

'She decided to do this completely off her own back. For a child of 14 to selflessly do this act of kindness makes me so proud to be her parent.'

Mrs Branston-Tilley added that a close family friend was recovering after having a brain tumour removed nearly a year ago at the age of 17, and that inspired Ellie.

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