A TADLEY schoolgirl has donated 30cm of her hair to The Little Princess Trust after being inspired to help cancer sufferers by her Grandad’s Leukaemia journey.

As previously reported by the Gazette, nine-year-old Sadie Myles, who attends Burnham Copse school, began growing her hair to donate when she saw her Grandad lose his hair during chemotherapy, and learned children could also be affected by cancer.

Although the day of the ‘big chop’ was a little delayed due to Covid, on July 20, Sadie finally had 30cm of her long locks cut, and has also raised more than ten times her original goal, with her fundraising page exceeding £1,000 in donations.

Sadie said: “I was really excited, but really scared!”

Mum, Melissa, added that she was “very proud” of her daughter.

“How awesome is she, and also the power of social networking to raise this amount!” she said.

“Her school is very proud too and is going to feature her in their newsletter. They have also discussed it in class. They talked about why she was doing it and the charity, and the process of raising money and making wigs for children in need.”

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