SEVEN-year-old Jocelyn Parker’s mother Gemma didn’t want to see her daughter’s long hair go in the bin when she decided to have it cut off.

So the pair decided to donate the lustrous locks to the Little Princess Trust to be used by a child undergoing cancer treatment.

Jocelyn, who attends Nessfield Primary School, raised £232 in sponsorship money to help with the £550 cost of making the wig.

Gemma, a hairdresser who lives in the Wheathead area of Keighley, said: “We cut 12 inches off Jocelyn’s hair. I didn’t want to see all that lovely hair go to waste.”

A spokesman for the Little Princess Trust said: “We provide real-hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24 who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

“We have a trusted network of salons, and wigs are fitted at an approved salon. We start by matching as closely as possible to the natural hair colour. Because it’s real hair, the week can be cut, curled or straightened to match an original look – or to create a new style.

“The trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. We receive no formal funding.”