SHE knows first-hand how hard it is to fight leukaemia – and now Amy Hunt has lost her locks to help young people who are battling cancer.

Amy, 22, had her head shaved and donated her blonde locks to charity Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer and other illnesses.

Amy, who works as a nanny, is also raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Research charity, by getting sponsorship from family, friends and other well-wishers for the head shave.

She has so far raised an impressive total of more than £1,500 – smashing her original target of £300.

The former Testbourne Community School pupil had her head shaved free of charge by Chris Hobbs, of Hobbs Hair, in Overton, who also made a large donation to the charity.

Amy said: “I was very nervous, but I knew that I was losing my hair anyway so having it shaved off was the best thing to do.

“My parents said they were so proud of what I was going to do and they helped me raise a lot of money and told me that I was brave, selfless and inspirational once it was done.

“I like the feeling of having it shaved off and donated – it’s nice to think I can help someone through donating something that would have fallen out. Everyone has sent lovely supportive message, I’ve had so much support.”

To make a donation, visit justgiving. com/Amy-Hunt-HairCutting.