VIDEO: Generous Sheffield pupil cuts off 12 inches of her hair for charity

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A kind-hearted youngster celebrated the end of the school year by having twelve inches of her hair chopped off in aid of poorly children.

Hollie Waller, aged seven, was the star of a special assembly at Sacred Heart Primary School in Sheffield, which saw staff and pupils show their support by singing Let It Go from the movie Frozen as she had the cut.

The school marked the event with a wacky hair day, with teachers and pupils making donations to wear silly hairstyles to boost Hollie’s fundraising total.

Her mum, Clare Gott, said: “When Hollie was little she was bald but luckily her hair started to grow.

“Hollie asked last year if she could help ‘poorly children’ by donating her own hair and hasn’t stopped asking since.

“We found a great charity called Little Princesses Trust, where anyone can donate their hair and it will be made into wigs for sick children.”

Hollie also raised money for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

She has collected over £1,000 and the cash will go to the charity’s Make it Better appeal, raising funds for a brand new wing at the Broomhill hospital.

“It was wonderful” said Kate Kelly, head teacher at Sacred Heart Primary School. “We are so proud of Hollie, and we had a great day helping her celebrate.”

Gemma Bower, community fundraiser at the hospital charity, said: “Hollie has been so generous in having her gorgeous hair cut. The money she has raised will help make our wonderful hospital even better.”