VIDEO - Lucy’s long locks are lopped off for children’s cancer charity

Teachers made bids for the chance to do the honours in lopping off a young pupil’s lovely long hair for a children’s cancer charity.

Teachers made bids for the chance to do the honours in lopping off a young pupil’s lovely long hair for a children’s cancer charity.

Before - assistant headteacher Cate Tipper wields the scissors watched by headteacher Craig Booker for Lucy Kinnersley's big hair chop. EMN-150806-144126001

Before - assistant headteacher Cate Tipper wields the scissors watched by headteacher Craig Booker for Lucy Kinnersley's big hair chop. EMN-150806-144126001

Twelve-year-old Lucy Kinnersley from North Parade, Sleaford, is a pupil at Kesteven and Sleaford High School, the venue where she had her hair cut short by winning bidder, assistant headteacher Cate Tipper, on Monday.

More than a foot of her hair length went for the chop in front of an assembled crowd in the school hall at lunchtime.

It will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which takes donations of hair for custom-made wigs for young cancer patients suffering hair loss.

Lucy, who sought out the charity rather than seeing her hair binned, was sponsored and friends ran a hugely successful cake sale.

A weight off her mind. Lucy eyes up her cropped locks. EMN-150806-144138001

A weight off her mind. Lucy eyes up her cropped locks. EMN-150806-144138001

She follows in the footsteps of stars such as Jessie J who have gone for the chop too.

It was debatable who was more nervous, Lucy or Mrs Tipper wielding the scissors, but Lucy said: “My hair is so heavy it is hard to have it in a bun or anything, so I like my new look.

“It feels so weird not having it but I’m glad I did it. “

She said she may grow it back a little but was happy to keep it this length for a while.

The charity was started by a family whose daughter was going through cancer treatment. It takes up to 12 donations of hair for the Trust to produce a wig, created by a specialist company free-of-charge.

Lucy hoped to raise enough money to pay the £350 it costs for another wig for a child, while raising awareness of the charity.