When John Kyrle High School pupil, Olivia Tittley-West, aged 17, decided to shave her hair to donate it to the Little Princess Trust she did not realise just how much support she would be given.

As well as donating her hair, which the charity will use to create wigs for children who have lost their hair due to medical treatment, she has raised over £600. The money will be donated to Young Minds UK, a charity which helps young people with their mental health and wellbeing.

Daisy, a senior stylist at Peter Hickman Hairdressers in Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, plaited Olivia’s hair, then cut it in sections so that it could be sent to the Little Princess charity. She then shaved the little that was left. Peter Hickman did not charge Olivia for the hair cut as it was for charity.

Although Olivia was a bit overwhelmed at the attention her drastic hair cut had caused, she was delighted that she had so much amazing support, from friends, family and her school.

She told the Ross Gazette that she felt that this was the best age to do something to change her appearance as it is not permanent, it is for a good cause and everyone has backed her.

If you want to support Olivia, her Just Giving page is still open.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/Olivia-Tittley-West