BIG-hearted Hannah Rogerson wanted to show her support as her beloved Aunty Bev battles breast cancer.
So the bubbly niece decided to have all her own lovely locks shorn so that she wouldn’t feel quite as unusual after losing her hair because of the chemotherapy treatment.
And to make the most use of this hair raising experience, the eight-year-old decided to organise sponsorship among her friends and family to give a boost to the Little Princess Trust as well.
Hairdressers Hair by Emma donated their time to carry out the clippers at their Springfield family home.
As well as raising cash to help with the fight against the disease, Hannah’s very long auburn locks which flowed right down her back will now be used to help make wigs for children who lost their hair during treatment for cancer.
Her aunty Beverly Trezise, who also lives in Springfield, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and underwent a mastectomy the following month and a further operation in April to remove lymph nodes after it was determined the cancer had spread.
She is currently having chemo until October and will then undergo radiotherapy later in the year.
Hannah’s grandma, Beverley’ sister Lorraine Wilding said: “We are all now hoping and praying that she will be given the all clear.
“Hannah noticed on a visit that Beverley had lost her hair and asked why and we told her that she was fighting cancer.
“She said straight away that she would have her own hair all cut off so that Beverely didn’t feel on her own and her hair could be used to make wigs, which is just the type of girl she is.”
More than £237 has been raised to date with the cash still rolling in.
Now a Just Giving page has been set up for others to support her at www.justgiving.com/joanne-rogerson1
Hannah’s mum Joanne Rogerson said: “This is a massive thing for Hannah to day. Especially because everything girls are about is all long hair and pony tails. She is so proud to have done her bit but not as proud as we are of her.
“She keeps shaking her head and saying how strange it feels not to be able to be able to feel anything.
“But she has a great big smile because she knows that some good is going to come of it. Her hair was right down to the middle of her back and, so it was quite a sacrifice to make to have it all cut off.”