HAIR-OIC Abbie-Jane Georgeson, 10, lost more than 12 inches of hair to raise funds for the care home where her great grandparents live.
The youngster braved a sponsored haircut in aid of a new sensory room at Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road, Ellesmere Port.
She raised £320 for the home, after her great grandparents Audrey and Peter Georgeson moved in earlier this year.
The 12 inches of hair she had cut have been donated to the Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
She chose the charity in memory of her nana, who passed away from cancer in March.
Abbie-Jane’s mum Emma Murray said: “I’m extremely proud of my daughter as we lost my mum suddenly at just 56 years of age.
“Abbie is an inspiration. Such a caring young girl who always puts everyone else’s feelings first.”
Abbie-Jane’s other nan, Pat Georgeson said: “We are all so proud of her. It was all her idea and she waited a year without getting her hair cut so it would be very long.
“She was inspired following the death from cancer of one of her school friends, and then lost her maternal grandmother this year.
“She donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust and the money to Aaron Court, as she heard they were raising funds for the sensory room, which she hopes will benefit her great nanna and granddad as well as all the other residents.
“In school she learned about dementia and obviously has lived with this sad condition in our family. We are all so proud of her thoughtfulness.”
Lindsey Quegan, home manager at Aaron Court Care Home, said: “It is incredible for someone so young to offer to cut so much of her hair to raise funds for others, as well as provide much-needed hair for those undergoing cancer treatment.
“Everyone at Aaron Court wants to say a huge thank you to Abbie-Jane for her sponsored haircut.
“She raised a fantastic amount of money, which will go a long way to supporting the new sensory room, providing therapeutic activities for our residents living with dementia.”