A CHARITABLE schoolgirl has set her sights on her next fundraising attempt as she prepares to have her hair cut for charity.

Churchend Academy pupil Kaliyah Chowdhary is hoping to raise £500 for Little Princess Trust by Valentine's Day.

Kaliyah, 7, is no stranger to helping others, with her latest efforts including a sponsored walk for Great Ormond Street Hospital and a donation to the homeless ahead of Christmas.

Her mother Natasha explained she was 'very proud' of her daughter's latest act of kindness.

She said: "She heard about another girl that shaved her head and so she decided to have some of her hair cut.

"It is not the first time she has done something for other people who are not as lucky as she is. We are very proud of her and her school has been very supportive."

Little Princess Trust supports children who have lost their hair through cancer therapy by providing wigs made from real hair.

Sponsorships and donations will be sent to the charity, along with the hair, after Kaliyah, from Carron Close, has it chopped.

Mrs Chowdhary, who recently celebrated having twins, added: "Kaliyah wants to raise enough money to make a wig for someone.

"She is only required to have 17cm cut, but she will have somewhere between 20 and 25cm removed.

"We were very happy for her to have it done. She recently donated a hamper to Piaroo's Wish before Christmas to help homeless people."

Visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kaliyahscuttingherhair to donate to the fundraising page.