Islington girl, six, cuts off her hair to help children suffering cancer

Amy Jade Ellis was so touched when she read about child sufferers of cancer losing their hair that she decided to chop off her own tresses so they could be made into a wig.

Six-year-old Amy Jade, who barely shed a tear when her long locks were snipped off, has also raised �250 for the Little Princess Trust – which makes wigs for boys and girls who have lost their hair.

Amy Jade, who lives in Liverpool Road, Islington, and attends nearby Thornhill Primary School in Thornhill Road, is the oldest of four sisters – and is now the only one with a chic above-the-shoulder bob.

Grandmother Annmarie Curran, who took Amy Jade to Willow Hair and Beauty in Leather Lane, Finsbury, for the cut, said: “Amy’s mum was reading a magazine and she saw an article about the Little Princess Trust.

“We told Amy about children losing their hair and she was really touched by it. She wanted to do something to help

“It costs the charity �350 to provide a wig so Amy wanted to donate her hair.

“We also got people to sponsor her. I asked all my colleagues and she had a little tin.”

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Ms Curran, a black cab driver of Carleton Road, Holloway, is very proud of her granddaughter.

She said: “I think Amy had a couple of tears when it was cut but she is over it now.

“Two of her sisters have really long hair so she likes to be a little bit different.

“And she always comes to the hairdresser with me when I have my hair coloured – we are in there for about two hours – so it was nice for her to get treated herself.”