A YOUNG girl is set to have all her hair shaved off in the name of charity later this month.

Kayci Longmore volunteered for Alva Academy's Brave the Shave event, meaning she will have her 'bum-length' hair chopped off and sent away to help others.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Kayci's mum Kym explained that her daughter has always been keen to help when it comes to charity.

She said: "Kayci helped out with the school's charity events last year and took part in bag packing and stuff like that, but she always wanted to do the Brave the Shave."

Just a couple of years ago, Kayci got 13 inches cut off her hair so that she could send the locks to the Princess Trust, a charity which provides wigs for children who have lost their hair for one reason or another.

This time, however, the 12-year-old is going a few steps further and will have everything taken off and sent to the trust, with the added bonus of cash being raised for Alva's Macmillan fund.

Kym said: "Her hair is down to her bum at the moment and she will be getting a number three apparently. She asked for a number one until someone showed her what that actually is.

"The cut will be at the school on Tuesday, September 24, and a hairdresser from Alva usually goes in.

"There is a few of them getting it done, but Kayci is the youngest. Everyone at the school has been really supportive of her doing it.

"She's actually really excited about it. I don't think she'll get nervous either, it has been coming for that long I think she just wants it done now.

"As it stands she has raised £325 of her £500 target, although that is without gift aid."

And with it being such a huge gesture at a very young age, Kym couldn't hide her pride and delight at her daughter's selfless act.

She said: "I could not be more proud of her. It is an amazing thing for such a young girl to do.

"You just have to think of all the other people she will be helping with it. At the end of the day, it's only hair; it'll grow back."

For anyone wishing to contribute to Kayci's cause, go to bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/kayci-longmore