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Rebecca Scott with Bex Allan who cut her hair.
Rebecca Scott with Bex Allan who cut her hair.

A fashion model has chopped off 18 inches of her beloved hair to help two charities, in memory of a special friend who lost her cancer battle.

Rebecca Scott, 22, took on the fund-raising cut last Wednesday, less than a week after the first anniversary of the death of her 21-year-old pal, Hayley Finnie.

Rebecca, of Alnwick, underwent the dramatic transformation to raise money for Bright Red, which aims to improve the lives and treatment of people with blood cancer across the north of England.

She has also donated her chopped hair to The Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Rebecca had her haircut at Bex Hair & Beauty Boutique, in Alnwick, on what was World Cancer Day 2015. She has raised around £500, but there is still time to sponsor her.

She said: “The cut went well and it feels great that I have been able to help two fantastic charities. It is amazing to have raised as much money as I have done, I never expected that, and it felt amazing to give my hair to the Little Princess Trust.”

While Rebecca loved her long locks, she is getting used to the new, shorter style, admitting she is enjoying it.

Hayley was from Seahouses, but lived in Duns. She lost her battle on January 31, 2014.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Scott25/ to sponsor Rebecca.