Kaila gives up her long locks

Seven-year-old Kaila Bacon from Upton has her long hair cut off to raise money for the Princess Trust.'h320d449
Seven-year-old Kaila Bacon from Upton has her long hair cut off to raise money for the Princess Trust.'h320d449
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Kind-hearted youngster Kaila Bacon had her long locks chopped off to help children with cancer.

The seven-year-old Upton Primary School pupil had twelve-and-a-half inches of her hair cut off so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment and other conditions such as alopecia.

Kaila, of Rose Avenue, Upton, had her hair cut at All About You hair salon, in Upton, and also raised £100 for the charity.

Her grandma Karen Walker said: “We couldn’t be prouder of her because its something she thought of herself. She’s a very caring little girl, she’s always putting others before herself.”

Kaila had been growing her hair because she wanted to look like Rapunzel.

But after watching a television advert with her mum, Amy Bacon, she decided she wanted to have it cut off to help children who have lost their hair.

Mrs Bacon said: “I’m so proud of her, I didn’t think she’d do it to be honest.

“The fact that she came up with the idea herself and wanted to help other children is amazing.

“She thinks the hair has gone to Santa and the elves are creating the wig to make a little girl a princess for Christmas.

“She’s now planning on growing her hair and having it all cut off again for the charity.”