A BRAVE girl from Barrow has donated her precious locks to a cancer charity to support her best friend who is suffering from leukaemia.

Jessica Grisedale, 11, from Barrow, made the decision to have 10 inches of her hair chopped off after hearing that her pal Aimee Robinson, 10, was going to lose her hair to chemotherapy.

Jessica’s mother, Gill Grisedale, said: “I am amazed that she’s done it because she is so protective about her hair but the first question she asked when she found out that Aimee had cancer was whether or not she would lose her hair and she immediately said that if she did then she could have hers. Aimee has blonde hair but I told her that there would be a child out there with auburn hair who would benefit from her generosity.”

The cut was part of a fashion show at St Mark’s Church in Buccleuch Street which paraded garments from a clothing bank to show that there should be no stigma attached to wearing donated clothes.

Jessica also raised more than £800 for ward 84 of Manchester Children’s Hospital, which is where Amy underwent a successful bout of chemotherapy.