Mya loses her long locks but keeps smiling

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She may have lost her long hair, but Mya Noble is still wearing a big smile.

The Skegness schoolgirl decided to brave the scissors to help a charity close to her family’s heart.

She had 30 centimetres of her flowing locks chopped off to raise money for Kidney Research UK.

Skegness Infant Academy pupil Mya chose the charity in memory of her grandad Ian who passed away two years ago from kidney failure.

As well as raising money for charity, seven year old Mya has donated her plait to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Previously tumbling down to her legs, Mya’s hair now sits just above her shoulders.

Friends and family, including sisters Ella, 12, and Brooke, 10, came along to support Mya when she had her tresses chopped at the Barber’s Chair hairdressers in Skegness.

Mum Jo said: “Mya had no second thoughts, she was nervous but smiling at the same time.

“Her dad Jason thinks she is very brave, but misses her looking like a little princess.

“It has made her seem even more cheeky, but she is planning on growing her hair back.”