Taryn has the chop in aid of The Little Princess Trust

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While many people fancy a bit of a different hair do for summer, not so many will have as big a change as Taryn Walker from Eyemouth.

The daring eight year old recently had her long hair cut into a bob in aid of The Little Princess Trust.

The charity uses human hair to make wigs for child cancer patients and Eyemouth Primary pupil Taryn was so touched after finding out about the work they do that she decided to make a donation.

This was a particularly bold and surprising move as Taryn loved her long hair that she spent a few years growing.

But after setting a date of June 27, there was no going back and Taryn sat in the hairdresser’s chair at Wynd & Wave in Eyemouth in front of an audience of family and school friends to have her hair cut into a bob.

“I’m just really proud of her,” said mum Lyndsey.

“I never suggested to her to get hair cut or anything but when I told her about Little Princess she got quite upset thinking of the girls and boys who lose their hair through cancer.

“When I picked her up from school on the day I could see she was quite anxious about getting it done but Fiona at the salon was really good with her.

“She really liked her new hair cut straight away. She had Highland Dancing straight after and normally it takes me ages to do her hair but that night it didn’t!”

Taryn and her family are thrilled about the fact that she has raised nearly £200 via her fundraising page mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tarynwalker1 where you can still make a donation.

“Her friends love her hair cut and now a few of them want to make a donation as well,” Lyndsey added.