A 12-year-old pupil from Kidderminster is having her long hair cut off to help make a wig for a child affected by cancer.

Tazmin Clarke, of the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre, will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

She is also asking for donations to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital after being inspired by Kidderminster two-year-old Charlie Harris-Beard who lost his battle with leukaemia in February.

Her mother Jenny Clarke, 32, said: “She just hopes to make a difference to a child battling cancer.

“The hospital looked after Charlie, it’s important to support the children’s hospital as you never know when you might need it. It’s such a worthwhile cause.

“It was her own idea. I’m just really proud. People have told her she’s really brave but she’s so grown-up and said ‘I’m not brave, just kind. The children are the brave ones.’”

Tazmin has already raised £250 for the children’s hospital but hopes to reach £500 by the time her 25-inch-long hair is chopped off on Sunday, March 31.

The Bewdley school has also put collection boxes in year seven classrooms to help Tazmin with her fundraising efforts.

Tazmin’s hair will be cut off at home and will be filmed and shared online for sponsors to see.

To donate visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tazminclarke1