A seven-year-old girl from South Croydon has raised almost £500 by donating her hair to a cancer charity.

Amira-Lee Henry chopped off over 9 inches on September 10, donating it to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for young people with cancer and other illnesses.

Amira-Lee, who attends Howard Primary School, managed to raise £477 through a JustGiving page, which will also go to the charity.

She was inspired by her mother Zoe, who donated her own hair last year.

Mrs Henry said: “Amira-Lee had the idea to donate her own hair herself, coming up with it when we were talking to her about her birthday presents.

“Around July we set up a JustGiving page.

“We got a few donations over the summer, but since then it’s gone crazy.

“She’s really proud of herself and happy with her new hair-do.”

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people under 24 who have lost their own due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.

They rely on public donations, both of money and hair.

Amira-Lee went the extra mile with her hair donation, giving more than the required seven inches.

She also surpassed her initial JustGiving target of £300.

To donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amiraleehenry

For more information about the Little Princess Trust visit: http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk