A Woldgate College student has completed a hair raising feat to bring in funds for Cancer Research UK.
Ruby Todd, 12, embarked on her fundraising mission after her grandmother Linda was diagnosed as having a form of incurable cancer.
Ruby completed the Race for Life last July and so far has raised over £751, but has set herself a target of £1,000.
To this end Ruby had her 17 inch locks cut off at Grace Hair and Beauty salon at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
Her hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatment, alopecia and other illnesses.
Ruby’s mum, Joanne Todd, said: “The family went through a very difficult time in 2017.
“Ruby’s Grandma (my mum) was diagnosed with a form of cancer which sadly isn’t curable, but this has meant them putting together a time frame of her life.
“Ruby completed the Race for Life and decided to continue to raise money for cancer research. She decided to have her blonde hair cut off in support of her grandma and donate her locks to the Little Princess Trust.
“We can only hope that the money raised from Ruby and others will help cancer research find a cure for this horrible disease and help eradicate it.
“Please support Ruby by donating on her JustGiving page, even if it is a pound or 50 pound, every little helps.”
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joanne-todd5 to help Ruby hit her £1,000 target.