A schoolgirl with hair so long she can sit on it is to have her trailing tresses chopped for charity.
Chloe Stubbs’ hair is so lengthy that it reaches her thighs.
Despite having only ever had her hair trimmed in the past, she wants to have it cut off to help other children.
The Redby Primary School pupil, from Southwick, will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children who’ve undergone cancer treatment.
Meanwhile, she is hoping to raise £500 in sponsorship for the follicle feat, which she will donate to Make-a-Wish, who make poorly youngsters’ dreams come true.
Mum Amanda Stubbs, 28, who is married to Gareth, said: “It’s something she’s been talking about for a couple of years. I think she has read about other children doing it.
For an eight-year-old to make that decision for herself is a big thing and I feel immensely proud of her.Amanda Stubbs
“Her hair is lovely and everyone comments on it.
“She’s never had it cut properly before, only ever a trim. But she’s very determined to have it done.
“When I’ve asked her why, she says she just wants to help other children.
“For an eight-year-old to make that decision for herself is a big thing and I feel immensely proud of her.”
Chloe will have her hair cut later in the month at Jekyll and Hyde salon in Barnes and, with the help of her parents, has set up a Justgiving page so people can sponsor her.
She said: “I’ve decided I want to have my hair cut off for charity. My hair at the moment is just below my bottom, and I will be having it cut to my shoulders.
“I wanted to do it to raise money for Make-a-Wish UK and give something to those less fortunate, and make a little girl or boy’s dream come true.
“I will also be donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust. I will be having my hair cut at the end of July or when my target is reached, whichever comes first.
“Please everyone, dig deep no matter how small it is, every little penny can make a difference.”
l To sponsor Chloe visit www.justgiving.com/Chloe-Stubbs2