A pair of sisters are getting ready to have their hair cut today (July 21) in order to raise money for a cancer charity.

The Hughes sisters, Kendyll, six, and Tylah, 12, are planning on having over 10 inches of hair cut off to raise money and provide the raw materials for the Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs to children who have undergone cancer treatment. They’re doing it in honour of their grandmother and aunt, who have both suffered from cancer in recent years.

Tylah told the Advertiser: “I’m nervous because I don’t normally have my hair up but I’m also excited and I’m glad I’m doing something to help other people.

“They might feel very self-conscious about losing their hair and I would like to help them feel more confident about themselves and improve their self-esteem.”

Kendyll added that it was going to be “exciting”.

The pair decided to do the challenge after losing their aunt to cancer two years ago, while their grandmother was treated for cancer but has since recovered. During treatment, their grandmother lost her hair, and so they wanted to help build confidence for others.

Mum Paula said: “Their nan lost a lot of her hair, and they have had friends that have done it, so they decided to do it too as they saw how it affected their nan. When they told us, we [their parents] were proud of them and we’re not going to stop them.

“They wanted to be able to instil a bit of confidence in children who do lose their hair.”

The sisters are going to have their hair cut by a family friend in front of their grandmother, with a lateral flow test to be taken beforehand.

“Nanny wants to be able to see them having their hair cut as she is the one they are doing it for,” Paula added.

The girls are set to have their hair cut this evening, and have so far raised £170 for the charities. If you would like to contribute, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paula-hughes14