A KIND Bewdley teenager has shaved off her long locks to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

Phoebe Jones, 16, raised more than £4,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support, as well donating 14 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

The Birmingham Axis Music Academy student decided to brave the shave after her mother, Patricia, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.

Phoebe said: "In 2014, my mum had breast cancer and she lost all her hair through chemotherapy.

"After she had battled cancer and received the all clear, I felt that I did not do anything for her. So I decided I was going to shave my hair off to support her.

"My hair was below my shoulders and I have always had longer hair.

"Now with my shorter hair, it looks better than I thought it would look - I really like it now and so do others.

"I have raised around £4,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support with donations still coming in, and I donated about 14 inches of my hair to the Little Princess Trust.

"I am really pleased with how much money I raised doing this - my original target was £4,000 and I have smashed that."

Phoebe’s hair was cut by Allison Ford at Abacus, in Bewdley on December 9.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs for children across the UK who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.

To donate to Phoebe, visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/phoebe-jones.