A Gwendraeth Valley schoolgirl has taken to the hot seat to help raise cash for a children’s cancer charity.

Cross Hands Primary School pupil Mia Bagagiolo has had 12-inches cut off her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust charity, which provides real hair wigs to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Mum Lara said: “Mia decided to do this after seeing another a photograph of another little girl who had cut her hair.

“She asked me questions about why she did it and she persevered for over a year to grow her hair to the required 12-inches.”

The seven-year-old didn’t only want to donate her hair, but she also wanted to raise money to help pay for the wig making costs, which is around £350 to £400 per wig.

Mia’s determination inspired her aunt Stephanie Manning so much that she also faced the chop for the charity.

Both Mia and Stephanie had their hair chopped at Creations Hair Salon in Betws on Saturday, April 21.

Lara added: “Stephanie was so inspired by what Mia was doing that she decided that she would also donate eight-inches of her to the charity.

“With both sets of hair, the Little Princess Trust will have around 20 inches of hair which is amazing.

“Myself and Mia’s dad Lee are very proud, and we have supported her since she wanted to do it.”

“We would also like to thank Stacy from Creations for cutting their hair free of charge.”

To raise the cash, Mia create sponsor forms and collected money from her teachers and parents at school and she also received a donation from Dwbi's Indian in Cross Hands, The Prince’s Trust and Just Wales Ltd in Cross Hands.

The schoolgirl has raised £520 and is continuing her fundraising efforts through a Justgiving page.

“Any donation would be wonderful. She is very determined to help this cause and make a difference to at least one child with cancer,” added Lara.

If you would like to show your support, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mias-fundraising.