Edgeborough School’s ‘Superhairo’ pupil Olivia has had her beautiful long plaits chopped off in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people - up to the age of 24 - who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

It also funds childhood cancer research looking to find kinder and more effective treatments.

Olivia started her big day with four thick plaits reaching all the way down her back. She ended it with a low-maintenance bob.

A spokesperson for the 370-pupil independent preparatory school in Frensham Road, Lower Bourne, said: “We are so proud of Olivia, who was nervous to have her hair cut. Luckily resident coiffeur, and head of Edgeborough, Daniel Cox, was on hand and delighted to make the big chop.

Olivia said “I have been growing my hair for four years to get it to the right length, and this is the second time I have ever had my hair cut.

“I always knew I wanted to do this for such a good cause and I am really pleased to donate my hair.”

The school spokesperson added: “Such a wonderful donation will help provide wigs to those who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other conditions.

“Without hair donations like Olivia’s the trust could not keep doing their phenomenal work. What a fantastic achievement Olivia, we were so proud of you. Not only that, you look amazing with your new bob!”