A BARNSLEY mum is 'beyond proud' after her eight-year-old daughter had ten inches cut off her hair last weekend to help others.

Amelia Hepplestone, from Honeywell, already had a pre-booked hair appointment at Platinum Style Hair and Beauty, on Carlton Hill, for last Saturday, but nearer the time decided she wanted to give back to those less fortunate.

She donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust a charity which aims to provide children and young people with real hair wigs following cancer treatment.

Amelia’s mum, Lauren Hepplestone, said she was ‘beyond proud’ of her daughter.

“She’s the most caring and giving person she was so excited on the run up to her hair appointment,” Lauren said.

“I thought she might have had doubts on the day, or nerves at least, but she didn’t and never stopped smiling all the way through.

“I’m beyond proud of Amelia I thought it was a really lovely idea wanting to donate her hair and give back to those less fortunate.”