A 12-year-old from Andover has raised over £1000 in memory of her dad by donating her hair to support cancer charities.

Charlotte Reid cut her hair on Sunday, December 20, to support Macmillan Cancer Support and the Little Princess Trust; the latter of which uses hair to make wigs for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Charlotte lost her dad Craig, known as Creamy to his friends, to stomach cancer in 2017 after his two year battle against the disease. The keen pool player passed away at Countess of Brecknock Hospice on September 8 surrounded by family.

Charlotte’s mum Nicola told the Advertiser: “Craig would have been so proud of Charlotte with this endeavour.

“He worked for 25 years for Tesco as a manager, and took part in fundraising for various charities throughout his career, always in fancy dress.

“Once he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, his last two years were spent ticking off as many things on his bucket list making memories with Charlotte and I to last a lifetime.

“On his gravestone is the inscription: ‘A life well lived’.”

Charlotte launched her fundraising campaign over a month ago, initially with a target of raising £150.

She has now smashed that target, and at the time of writing had achieved 810 per cent of the goal, equating to £1,215.

Stomach cancer is a rare form of cancer in the UK, with symptoms including a loss of appetite, lack of energy and problems swallowing.

If it is treated before it spreads beyond the stomach, the survival rate beyond five years is 65 per cent. If it spreads to surrounding tissues, this drops to 23 per cent.

However, survival rates for over ten years have increased significantly in the past four decades, climbing from four per cent in the 1970s to 15 per cent in the 2010s.

Anyone wishing to donate to the fundraiser should click here to go to the fundraising page.