A BRAVE 11-year-old girl from Charfield is cutting off her hair for charity to honour her father who lost his eye to cancer.

Castle School pupil Cheynia Fish will have her long hair cut on Saturday, August 11 at Charfield Chapel, which will be incorporated into a larger fun day, including a bouncy castle, a raffle, games and plenty of food.

Both the funds raised from the fundraiser day and the hair itself will go on to The Little Princess Trust, which creates wigs for people recovering from cancer treatment.

The cut, which will see Cheynia lose more than 24 inches of her long dark hair, was inspired by her father Paul, who had his left eye removed following a four-year battle with cancer.

Mum Sandra said she was ‘massively proud’ of her daughter.

“She has had it hard through all of this over the past few years,” she said, “so for her to say she wanted to do this shows what kind of person she is.

“She is such a lovely little girl with a heart of gold. She would do anything to help anyone. She is a delight and we are so unbelievably proud of her.”

The fun day will run at Charfield Chapel from 10.30am to 1pm.

Also at the event will be the Bristol 7’s motorbike club, who have helped with the cause by hosting a bike rally, and will be displaying their bikes on the day as they present a cheque with the money raised.

Cheynia is aiming to raise £1,500 for the charity. To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/sandra-fish.