Schoolgirl’s charity hair chop

Kelsie Goldsmith who is having all her long hair cut off for charity.
Kelsie Goldsmith who is having all her long hair cut off for charity.
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A KIND-HEARTED youngster is having the chop to help sick children.

Kelsie Goldsmith, eight, is preparing to have her 2ft locks cut off for The Little Princess Trust.

The trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

As well as donating her hair to be used in one of the wigs, Kelsie, a pupil at Grangetown Primary School, decided she wanted to fundraise for the charity as well.

Proud mum, Lisa Goldsmith, 38, a member of staff at Southmoor Academy, said: “She saw an advert with a little girl with no hair and decided she wanted to donate her hair.

“I found the website for The Little Princess Trust and she wanted to raise money for it as well.”

Kelsie, who will be going under the stylist’s scissors at Cutz hair salon in Grangetown on Saturday, has already managed to raise £270 in donations and sponsors.

She said: “I am having seven to 10ins cut. I hope that when I give my hair away someone will get it and I hope that I can make their lives better for them. Please sponsor me so together we can put a smile on a little girl or boy’s face.

Lisa, who is also mum to Liam, 11, said: “Her hair is right down to her bum and this will just be the second haircut she has ever had. But, she is very determined about this and I think it’s great. We are very proud of her.”

Staff and pupils at Kelsie’s school are supporting her fund-raising efforts, and the Halifax bank has offered to match the total she makes up to £500.

To donate to Kelsie’s cause, visit https://www.justgiving.com/Lisa-Goldsmith/.