A KIND-HEARTED girl from Stevenston has donated her long locks to a childhood cancer charity.

And thanks to Tamzin Clarkson's amazing fund-raising efforts, her mum decided to join in too.

Tamzin, with the help of her mum Andrea Moria, raised more than £600 for the Little Princess Trust - as well as donating their hair.

Andrea explained to the Herald how her daughter told her that she wanted to take part in the charitable effort.

She said: "My daughter told me that she would like to give a little girl a wig made of her own hair after watching Children in Need a couple of years ago.

"In the programme it had including a part about children having cancer and going through chemotherapy and losing their hair.

"Tamzin was really touched by this and was upset by it, and wanted to help - and being a girl who loved her hair, wanted to give a child a chance to love their hair again."

Andrea then put the wheels in motion by doing a bit of research into how Tamzin could help out.

That was when they discovered the Little Princess Trust, a charity who provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions.

The chairty states that it costs around £550 to provide a young person with a wig - so Tamzin's fundraising goal was set.

Andrea continued: "Tamzin has been growing her hair out for the last two years, wanting it to be as long as she possibly can to be able to make the perfect wig.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Tamzin had grown her hair out for years beforehand.Tamzin had grown her hair out for years beforehand. (Image: Andrea Moria)

"I'm incredibly proud of Tamzin wanting to do this. She is an amazing little girl with a big heart."

Andrea had also agreed that if her daughter hit her £550 target, she too would 'brave the shave' for the charity.

And smash her target Tamzin did, so the Ardeer Primary School pupil's mum had her hair cut as well.

The pair had this completed at the Ardeer Community Centre just over a week ago, on November 9.

At the last count, Tamzin had raised £644 for the Little Princess Trust - and she and Andrea were keen to thank those who had helped along the way.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Tamzin after she had her hair cut.Tamzin after she had her hair cut. (Image: Andrea Moria)

Andrea said: "I'd like to thank AB Hair and Nail, run by Arlene Breslin and Elizabeth Tait, for doing our tops, the Ardeer Community Centre, and Tommy McNeil for taking the charity tin to his work at the Braehead Foods cook school Kilmarnock."

For anyone interested in donating to the cause, visit tinyurl.com/AndreaMoria for more information.