A BARNSLEY lass is shaving her 18-inch long hair to raise money for a local cancer charity after her uncle was diagnosed with the disease.

Samantha Jepson, 25, from Hoyland, will be losing her locks at Hoyland Belmont Club on October 26.

All the money will go to Little Foxes, a charity that helps people in Barnsley affected by cancer.

Samantha's mum, Alison Jepson, 46, of Greenfield Road, Hoyland, said: "Samantha decided to go ahead with the head shave after we found out that my brother had got throat cancer.

"We've not got a set target that we're hoping to achieve, we just want to raise as much as possible. One guy has even offered to have his legs waxed on the day, too.

"It's not a huge day, it's just to hopefully raise awareness."

Samantha said: "My uncle, John Beard, was diagnosed with the disease and we've had bad luck for the last 12 months so I want to do something for the charity.

"My hair's 18 inches long so it'll take some getting used to!"