Five-year-old Poppy-Paisley raises over £1,000 for cancer charity by donating 16 inches of hair

PLUCKY Poppy-Paisley Sweeney stepped up to lose her flowing locks for a good cause.

The five-year-old from Kimberworth was born with a full head of hair, which she had grown down to her lower back over the years.

But she decided to go for a short cut by donating 16 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for cancer patients, raising £1,135.50 for the charity at the same time.

Proud mum Kirsty Sweeney, of Roughwood Road, Kimberworth, said Poppy-Paisley had been born with “masses of hair” but decided it was time for a cut.

“She really likes Pink the singer and wanted it short so we compromised on a shorter length,” she added.

“We knew someone who had done it before and explained to her what it was about and she was like: ‘So my hair could help a poorly child?’

“She wanted to do it so she could help them feel beautiful again.”

Roughwood Primary pupil Poppy-Paisley had her big haircut at the Menzroom and Chicks salon on Rawmarsh Hill.

Kirsty, who is a regular at the salon, said owner Sarah Bamford had organised a confetti cannon for the occasion.

“Poppy-Paisley loved having it cut and she loves it now,” she added.

“She asked if she could have it dyed and I said let’s take one step at a time!”