Well done Daisy! Brave five-year-old has her hair chopped off to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:36 05 July 2018

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: Submitted

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: Submitted

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A kind-hearted five-year-old had her hair cut for charity - raising more than £300 - with a special surprise visit from Miss Cambridgeshire.

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: SubmittedDaisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: Submitted

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation.

The charity is close to her heart - as family members have been affected by heart conditions.

Miss Cambridgeshire, Alissa King-Underwood, attended to support Daisy as she also donated her hair when she was younger.

Daisy’s hair will also be donated to The Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs free of charge to children suffering hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: SubmittedDaisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: Submitted

She had never had her hair cut before but decided she would like to get her long locks chopped to help others.

Sarah Cunningham, British Heart Foundation fundraising manager for Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, said: “Daisy is an absolute star and with more help from people like her we can help beat heartbreak forever.”

In a statement on her JustGiving fundraising page, it read: “The BHF has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but sadly every day hundreds of people lose their lives.

“It’s only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures.

Daisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: SubmittedDaisy Hunter-Williams, from East Cambridgeshire, has been growing her hair for the last year, but decided she would like it cut to help The British Heart Foundation. PHOTO: Submitted

“£24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist, but every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target.”

Proud mum Bekkie Williams posted on the page: “I’m so, so proud of you Daisy. You’re doing an amazing thing. You have made me a very proud mum. “Love you so much baby girl.”

To donate to Daisy’s cause visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daisyhunter-williams

The BHF is the biggest funder of heart and circulatory research in the UK. Their research covers three areas - heart diseases; circulatory diseases including stroke and vascular dementia; and risk factors, including diabetes.

The hair cut took place on Monday July 2.

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