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Ellen Packer at Heather's Hair.
Ellen Packer at Heather's Hair.

A Harbottle 14 -year-old has gone from long to short after chopping off eight inches of her hair for charity.

Ellen Packer, is now sporting a bob thanks to Heather’s Hair in Alnwick and a youngster will have a free real-hair wig as as Ellen has donated her locks to The Little Princess Trust which makes the wigs.

Ellen Packer  at Heather's Hair.

Ellen Packer at Heather's Hair.

Ellen has been raising money along the way for the charity with a whopping £800 already in the bag thanks to her fund-raising. The money will be split between the Trust and North of England’s Children’s Cancer Research as she also ran the children’s cancer run at Gosforth Park last month.

Ellen said: “I wanted to give something to charity that money can’t buy.

“I used to complain about how annoying my hair was and how much time it took to look after it and then I realised a child with cancer would love my hair so much more than I could ever love it.

Sponsor Ellen at www.just giving.com/Ellen-Packer