TEN little girls aged four to 12 have cut off their long hair to make wigs for children with cancer.

The youngsters had about 100 inches cut off between them.

Their hair will go to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs free of charge to young people who lose their hair during cancer treatments.

The event was organised by Natasha Penney, 37, whose four-year-old son Sebastian has just gone into remission following a rare cancer tumour of the bladder and prostate.

He was diagnosed at 18 months old.

Natasha, from Burgess Hill, said: “We sent out a request online for anyone who wanted to cut their hair to raise money for support.

“I only knew two of the girls that participated but the others came from all over.

“They were all so young and just so brave, such amazing girls.”

The girls were from Burgess Hill, Balcombe, and Haywards Heath, among other places.

Natasha said: “The support was just wonderful.

“I’d like to thank the hairdressers Susie Harmes, Katie Saunders, Stacey Enright, and Amanda Sadler from Hassocks, who gave up their time to come and cut the girls hair.”

The event was arranged to raise money for Brighton charity Forward Facing, which helps make memories for families who have a member with terminal or long term illness.

Natasha said half of the raised money will also go to children’s cancer charity Click Sergeant which has supported her throughout her son’s illness.

She said: “Since my son was diagnosed we have had so much support and it’s lovely to be able to raise money to give something back.”

Leading up to the event, Natasha set up a gofundme page online for sponsoring the girls which raised about £2,000.

The event yesterday which included a raffle, cake stall and bouncy castle raised another £1,000.

She said: “The whole day was just lovely. Sebastian was loving it being surrounded by all these girls. He handed them their party bags when they left.”

Natasha’s “Superhero son charity haircut” event took place yesterday afternoon at Adastra Hall, Hassocks.

The girls included Chloe Collard, 14, from Burgess Hill; Atiya Gander, eight, from Haywards Heath; Grace Bigg, nine, from Gillingham; Lilly Godfrey, nine, from Balcombe; Imogen Jackson, seven, from Burgess Hill; Daisy Stoodley-Leppard, ten, from Haywards Heath; Ella Smith, four, from Burgess Hill,  Amelie-Eve Idle, seven, from Burgess Hill, and Evie Maddison, six, from Seaford.