A CARING schoolgirl’s hair has been cut and donated to a charity which makes wigs for children and young people with cancer.

Lili Seren Young, 13, had 12 inches of her flowing locks chopped off and raised more than £200 for the charity, the Little Princess Trust.

The trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

The charity was established in 2006 and since then it has supplied over 8,000 wigs and given more than £5 million to research projects.

By sending her hair to the charity, Lili joined the likes of One Direction star Harry Styles and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Her hair was cut by Debbie Jones of the Studio 13 salon above Denbigh Chocolate Shop who donated her services free of charge.

She was also helped by Denbigh Chocolate Shop boss Annie Bryan who put a collection tin in the shop and added some change, raising £146

Lili, a pupil of Myddelton College in Denbigh said: “I read about the really sad story about a girl called Hannah who was absolutely devastated when she lost her hair, and she sadly died.

“Losing hair can have a big impact on self-esteem and self-worth so I was determined to help.

“All of a sudden today it all became real and my pony tail was in my hand.

“I feel happy that I’m donating my to a charity that will do good things with it. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time.

“I had 12 and a bit inches cut off and you have to cut off at least seven.

Her mother, Mary Tetley, said: “I’m very proud of her. We had a long chat about it because it’s a big thing for a schoolgirl to have that much hair cut off. She’s been really mature about it and it was something she really wanted to do.

“People have been very generous with their donations which has been lovely."

Lili was supported by her school pals who watched on nervously as her hair was being cut.

Her friend, Natalie Seville, 13, who also goes to Myddelton Collage said: “I was really nervous for her because it’s a really big change. She was trying to grow it long for ages and then all of a sudden it just gets chopped off.”

Fellow Myddelton College pal Aderyn Lloyd, 13, added: “I don’t know if I could have done it but it was for a very good cause because it’s helping young people who have lost their hair by giving them free wigs.

Debbie from Studio 13 said: “I think what Lili is doing for the Little Princess Trust is absolutely amazing. For a young girl to think about donating her hair for wigs for kids is brilliant. I think Lili looks lovely with short hair."