A YOUNG girl chopped off her locks and raised money for the Little Princess Trust Charity.

Maisie Teleyko, eight, of Fir Tree, Thurgoland, has always loved having her long hair but after witnessing her neighbour receiving cancer treatment, decided she wanted to do something for those who have to deal with losing their hair.

Tracey Teleyko, Maisie’s grandmother, said: “Maisie had short hair when she was younger and she used to moan saying she wishes her hair was longer so when she said she wanted to cut it off for charity it was a surprise really. I was god smacked.

“You never really hear of young children doing something so selfless but Maisie is eight going on 16 at times.”

Maisie went to Blush Salon, Penistone, on Saturday where she chopped off 12 inches of her hair for the Little Princess Trust, who supply wigs to young people who have lost their hair through chemotherapy or other illnesses.

Maisie also raised £847 through donations and sponsors.

Tracey said: “We are extremely proud of her and she looks very grown up with her new hairstyle. She spent the morning very excited and raring to go and she is happy that she has seen this through.”