A TADLEY schoolgirl has decided to donate her long locks to charity, inspired after seeing her grandfather’s journey through chemotherapy.

Nine-year-old Sadie Myles has been growing her hair long, just so she can have it cut off to help children with cancer.

Her grandad, John Myles, was being treated for leukaemia at NHS Christie in Manchester, a cancer specialist hospital.

Since his treatment, John and his wife moved down from Glossop in Greater Manchester to Sherfield on Loddon to be nearer to Sadie’s family.

Sadie was inspired by seeing her grandad lose his hair due to chemotherapy, and began asking questions about whether children could get cancer too. On learning they do, she made it her mission to do something to help.

Sadie’s dad, Jonathan, said: “She has been determined to grow her own hair enough and then have it cut short so she can donate her hair to help make wigs for children with cancer through the Little Princess Trust.

“Apart from donating her hair, she is also trying to make money for the trust through donations.”

The Burnham Copse school pupil will be facing the ‘big chop’ during half term, with a hairdressers’ appointment booked for June 2.

She has already exceeded her £100 goal, raising nearly £600 with a fortnight still to go.

To donate to Sadie’s fundraiser, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sadie-myles-hairchop