A NINE-year-old girl with a big heart has sacrificed her long locks to help other children suffering from cancer.

Amelia Booth from Leigh was inspired to chop of her long hair after hearing of charity Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illnesses such as cancer.

The wigs cost £550 each and are made of real donated hair.

After months of growing it out so it reached down her back, St Thomas’ pupil Amelia got her hair cut into a short bob last week - and raised £1,000 for the charity.

Her proud dad Adrian Booth, 45, an accountant, said: “It’s amazing really because she’s only nine and we of course supported her, but thought she may be nervous or decide not to do it.

“But she was determined and is so happy that the next day after the cut she said ‘I#’m going to grow my hair again and raise money for the Little Princess Trust all over again’.

“I’m just really proud of her and she raised much more than we expected.

“That money almost makes two wigs so it’s amazing.

“Thank you everyone who donated.”