When Marlie Hubbard found out she could cut off her champagne blonde hair to make wigs for people affected by cancer she jumped at the idea.

The eight-year-old from Colliers Wood is the daughter of one of the regular clients at Kartee M boutique hair salon.

She and decided to chop her locks for the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses

Salon owner Tee was delighted to hear about her decision and carefully cut off 28cm to be sent to the charity.

“It’s very inspiring that an eight-year-old wanted to do this,” said Tee.

“It was all her own idea, she knew exactly what she wanted done and her mum wasn’t involved at all.

“Although Marlie said she would miss her long hair, she loved the idea it would help another little girl."

Tee made sure to give her a haircut to remember as well.

"She also really liked her own new style and I think it is excellent that when someone with long hair wants a re-style, the hair can be put to a good purpose," he said.

“Our salon is known as the home of sustainable beauty and we go to great lengths to be very sustainable, recycling everything possible.

"Hair is now becoming one of the main things to recycle and when it goes to a good cause like the Little Princess Trust, that is the perfect solution.”