A KIND 10-year-old had her long locks cut off for charity after she lost two grandparents in less than two weeks.
Abbey Pinkney decided to donated her blonde plaits to the Little Princess Trust – which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair through medical conditions.
The Easington Lane Primary School pupil raised £600 in donations after being in for the chop at Glo Hair and Beauty in the village.
“In March last year her nana and grandad died 11 days apart,” mum Alison, 48, said.
“One day she just came in from school and said she wanted to cut her hair off for charity. She insisted on doing it. I was amazed because she has always been a bairn that wouldn’t get her hair cut apart from dead ends. She always wanted it down to reach her bum and refused to get it cut.”
Abbey, who also lives with dad Mark, 46, and has brothers Brandon Pinkney, 13, and Karl Allen, 23, and big sister Melissa Allen, 23, loves her new hair cut.
“She is definitely happy with it,” Alison said.
She added that workers at Capita in Peterlee were due to hold a dress-down day to help Abbey add to her fund-raising total.