A CARE worker who lost her dad to cancer has raised £130 for charity, after ‘braving the shave’ and cutting off all of her hair.

Night care assistant, Bee Cooney, who works at Ideal Carehomes’ Hambleton Grange chopped off her locks at the home’s annual Summer Fair.

The 29 year-old from Thirsk is raising funds for The Little Princess Trust, a charity that supplies and funds wigs made of real hair to give to children who have hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Ms Cooney said: “Sadly I lost my father to cancer and wanted to do something constructive that would mark his passing whilst benefitting others.

"When I heard about the incredible work of The Little Princess Trust, I knew that this was the charity that I wanted to raise funds for.

"If the money I raise can help to ease the burden of a youngster going through a tough time it would mean the world to me.

“I was incredibly nervous as I’ve had long hair for years but despite the dramatic change, I know it’s a worthwhile one.

"I’m thrilled with the amount raised so far and I’m really grateful to everyone that has supported me.

Ideal Carehomes’ regional director, Lisa Harding said they were "incredibly proud" of Ms Cooney.