A medical student from Heage is donating her hair to charity - after seeing the plight of children affected by critical illness first hand.
Sarah Beresford, 21, is to have her locks clipped in August to give to the Little Princess Trust, which provides free real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer and other medical treatments.
She said: “What set me off wanting to do it is, as I’m training to be a doctor, I often go into hospitals.
“When I go there I always see poorly kids, often having lost hair through treatment. It can be especially bad for girls. The treatment can make them feel horrible, but to lose your hair too can be hard for them.”
Sarah, who studies at the University of Liverpool, is hoping to raise more than £300, enough for the Little Princess Trust to make at least one wig at cost price.
Such wigs can often cost in excess of £1,000, she said, but can be a big boost to a poorly child’s self esteem.
The charitable student is to undergo the head shave on August 17, at Keith Hall hairdressing in Derby’s Westfield Centre.
To donate to her cause head to www.justgiving.com/sarah-beresford.