A kind-hearted five-year-old from Llanwrtyd Wells has raised more than £600 for charity by cutting 12 inches of her hair.

Ella Jones raised £605 for The Little Princess Trust with what was her very first haircut.

Ella had not cut the length of her hair since she was born and had spoken about cutting her hair on and off with her mum, Elena.

Following this conversation, Elena said: “We talked about the amazing charity which needs hair donations to help children who have lost their hair. She said that when she cut her hair, that is what she wanted to do!

“A month ago Ella decided it was time for the chop! We discussed the donation again and she said she wanted to help other children.”

On Wednesday, April 24, Ella had her hair cut at Hair by Phe in Newbridge-on-Wye. She donated 12 inches of her hair to The Little Princess Trust and, on top of this, raised £605 for the charity. 

Ella’s mum, Elena told the Brecon & Radnor Express: “I am incredibly proud of Ella. She is a very thoughtful and kind little girl and yet again she has proven that with this.

“She has raised £605 for the charity and donated 12 inches of her hair to the charity - an incredible achievement at five years old.”

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24, who have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other conditions. They fund vital, innovative research leading to better treatments for childhood cancers that affect patient outcomes. They also support the development of less aggressive and less toxic cancer treatments for children.

The charity has now provided more than 15,000 wigs to children and young people with hair loss.

They have also invested £28 million in ground-breaking childhood cancer research.

For more information about The Little Princess Trust and to see how you could get involved with fundraising or donating your hair, please visit their website: www.littleprincesses.org.uk/