A LITTLE girl had 11 inches of her hair cut off so it can be used as a wig for another child going through cancer treatment.

Josephine Sadler, eight, is also raising money for the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children around the UK.

Josephine, from Glynde, near Lewes, came up with the idea because she has family friends who have lost their hair through chemotherapy treatment.

The youngster decided to have some of her hair turned into a wig so she could do her bit to help someone else.

She also managed to raise almost £1,000 for the charity.

After the cutting ceremony, Josephine said: “I think I’ll need a scarf now as it is quite cold.

“I ’m so pleased someone will get my long hair as a wig.

“I also raised enough money to get more than two other wigs if my hair isn’t suitable for someone as it costs £350 for each one.

“Did you know it takes five hair cuts to make just one wig so more people should do it.”

Josephine’s parents Helen and Daniel said they are both delighted with their daughter.

Mrs Sadler said: “Daniel and I just think she amazing.

“It’s taken a bit of getting used to but the hair cut really suits her and she is quite taken aback at the amount of praise she has had from her friends and family.

“It’s such a big thing to do and we are just really proud.”