Hating having her hair brushed was one reason seven-year-old Bradi-Mai Adams wanted to get her long locks cut off.
But the main reason why the Clements Community Primary School girl decided to get her hair chopped was for a more altruistic reason.
Bradi-Mai decided she wanted to help other children who need to have wigs because of their medical condition by donating her hair to a charity called The Little Princess Trust.
The trust provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
In addition, the charity helps children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, such as alopecia.
So, on Saturday at Hair Creations Studio in Gloucester Road, watched my mum Kayleigh Mahoney and her sister Alannah, six, and brother Tye, three, Bradi-Mai had her pony tail chopped off and it is now on its way to the charity.
Kayleigh, from Harewood Terrace, Haverhill, said: “She’s been growing her hair and hasn’t had it cut for about three years. It was down to her bottom so it was quite long and the hairdresser said the piece she cut off was about a foot long.
“She hated having it brushed but she came up with the idea of donating her hair after seeing an advert on television.
“I am really proud of her; she’s raised a total of £140 in sponsorship, including £30 which she raised from her school.
“She was fine about it being cut off and now she’s got her hair in a bob style which, fortunately, she really likes. I think I was more worried about how it was going to turn out than her,
”I have now got to send her hair off and she will get a certificate. It goes off to a warehouse where they make wigs for children. Everyone is very proud of her,” she added.