A GENEROUS 12-year-old from St John's is rocking a new style following a drastic charity haircut which has raised around £700 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Ashleigh Corbett, who is a year eight student at Christopher Whitehead School, had ten inches of her long, blonde hair cut on New Year's Eve.

She will donate the locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes real-hair wigs for youngsters who have lost their own through cancer treatment.

Ashleigh's proud mum Louise Tudge said: "I'm so, so proud. It was really emotional when she was actually having it cut, you're just overwhelmed because it is just so amazing what she is doing. It's amazing, really wonderful.

"She is quite grown up for her age and she is so outgoing, she is the type of person who wouldn't care about what other people think."

The dedicated student, who has a younger brother called Fin, has been fundraising for around six months to reach the fantastic total of £600. And the donations are still rolling in.

She made the decision to cut her hair into the new pixie style after watching a programme about children with cancer earlier in the year.

After setting her sights on the fundraiser, the Blenheim Road resident asked her mum for help in setting up a Just Giving Page to collect money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

She had her hair cut on Thursday, December 31 by hairdresser Micky McKenna at Umberto Gianni in Pump Street, Worcester.

The Trust raises funds to support teens fighting cancer and also offers education about the disease. For more information visit teenagecancertrust.org and to find out more about The Little Princess Trust visit littleprincesses.org.uk

To donate to Ashleigh's fundraiser visit justgiving.com/louise-Tudge2/