Seven-year-old Mya braves the scissors for Little Princess Trust

Mya Rudland, seven, with Lorraine and Liza from Hers and Sirs hairdressers in Chelmondiston. Picture

Mya Rudland, seven, with Lorraine and Liza from Hers and Sirs hairdressers in Chelmondiston. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant

A brave seven-year-old from Shotley has had her long locks cut off for charity - after being inspired by a video on YouTube.

Mya Rudland, seven, holds her long lock of hair that is raising money for the Little Princess trust.

Mya Rudland, seven, holds her long lock of hair that is raising money for the Little Princess trust. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant

Mya Rudland faced the scissors yesterday morning, raising more than £700 for the Little Princess Trust.

Her hair will also be donated to the charity, which turns donated human hair into wigs for children who have lost theirs due to chemotherapy and other medical treatments.

Mya Rudland's lock of hair that was cut off to raise money for the Little Princess trust. Picture: K

Mya Rudland's lock of hair that was cut off to raise money for the Little Princess trust. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant

Her mother Kylie Sewell said she was very proud her kind-hearted daughter.

She said: “In March she just came home one day and asked could she have her hair cut off for charity. I said ‘where did you get that idea?’ and she said ‘off YouTube’.

Mya Rudland before her haircut. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL

Mya Rudland before her haircut. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant

“It was all her idea, it is the only reason she did it.”

Mya’s school, Shotley Primary, held a ‘wild hat and hair day’ last week, adding an extra £130 to the schoolgirl’s charity money pot.

Mya about to have her long locks cut to raise money for the Little Princess trust. Picture: KYLIE SE

Mya about to have her long locks cut to raise money for the Little Princess trust. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant

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Ms Sewell said: “For a seven year old she’s pretty amazing.”

To donate to Mya’s fund-raising see here.

Mya before her haircut. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL

Mya before her haircut. Picture: KYLIE SEWELL - Credit: Archant