A GIRL with hair that cascades down her back has had it cut off for charity.

Mia Liddell, nine, from Chester-le-Street, is donating two plaits, each measuring almost a foot long, to victims of childhood cancer.

The Red Rose Primary School pupil’s locks will be given to the Little Princess Trust.

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Her hair was cut at Saks on Front Street in Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

Her mother, Marie, said: “She has never really had it cut, just trimmed at the edges, so it was really long, right down her back.

“Now it is just on her shoulders. She wanted to get it cut because it was getting in the way, but we did not want it to go to waste.”

Mia has also raised almost £400 for the charity by having her hair cut.

To sponsor her log on to www.justgiving.com/Marie-Liddell