A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl from Tranent has cut off more than 10 inches of her long blonde hair to donate to a children’s charity.

Emily Grant, a pupil at Windygoul Primary School, made the brave decision to cut off and donate 12 inches of her hair to “help a child who has lost their hair and raise money to help children who have lost their hair”.

It was June 24 when she went along to Serenity Salon on Haddington Road with her mum Caireen for the big chop.

Caireen told the Courier that her daughter decided to donate her hair after discussions with the family about little girls and boys who had lost their hair as a result of a disease or health condition.

She added that herself, Emily’s dad Simon and her brother Ruaridh, nine, were all proud of her selfless achievement.

Caireen works as a teacher at Royal High Primary School in Edinburgh, while Simon is the drumming teacher for Preston Lodge High School Pipe Band.

So far, the youngster has raised more than £200 for Little Princess Trust.

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

The charity supports children and young people who have experienced the effects of hair loss and funds research into childhood cancers.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Caireen-Grant to donate to Emily.