A SIX-year-old girl has raised hundreds of pounds for charity after she lopped off her locks.

Chaise Lannon has donated 12 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs to children with cancer. The Symondsbury School pupil also raised more than £850 in sponsorship for the charity.

Chaise took on the chop in Bridport, despite some last-minute nerves.

Chaise's mum, Chelle Barnes, said: "A very excited, slightly nervous Chaise braved the chop last week at Mango hair salon in Bridport.

"Once sat in the chair her last minute jitters dissolved and she smiled throughout the hair cut and has been smiling ever since as she loves her new look and is so pleased to be sending her hair off to help other children."

She added: "We would like to say a huge thank you to Kendal from Mango for cutting her hair free of charge, to Symondsbury School for hosting a messy hair day that raised £80 and gave Chaise so much support and of course to everyone who has donated and wished Chaise luck over the last three weeks.

"We are really humbled by everyone's generosity and Chaise has raised a staggering £850 which The Little Princess Trust can use to buy additional wigs for children that need them."

Chaise's efforts have formed part of Symondsbury School's '100 ways to change the world' project which involves the children's charitable and community activities recorded and celebrated, as well as being shared with the global 'WE movement' - joining together those that want to make a positive difference.

Chaise's fellow pupils at Symondsbury School got behind her, with the six-year-old labelled a "great role model" for fellow students.

Emma Roberts, headteacher at Symondsbury School, said: "We are all so proud of Chaise here at Symondsbury School.

"Her generosity embodies our school values and the spirit of our 'one hundred ways to change the world' campaign - she is a great role model."

To sponsor Chaise, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/chelle-barnes