PICTURES: Balham School girl shaves head for charity

Eleanor Harvey after the hair cut

Eleanor Harvey after the hair cut

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An 11-year-old on a mission to help cancer sufferers has had her head shaved for charity.

Eleanor Harvey, from Balham, raised £740 for Macmillan Cancer Support by parting with her long locks that took years to grow.

Eleanor, a pupil at Burntwood School, was determined to do something having known people who died from the disease.

She also donated her ponytail to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which supports those who lose their hair to chemotherapy treatment.

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She said: "I saw someone on a TV programme who did a charity head shave and it looked like fun.

"It is a charity that helps people with cancer but also shows other people how to help them."

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Her act of kindness was one of several sponsored challenges her family is undertaking this year, with her sister planning to take part in a swimathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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As a family, they hope to raise £4,500 and their mother, Ninian, is combining her 50th birthday celebrations in October with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Macmillan.

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The event took place at Boutique of Beauty hairdressers in Bedford Hill.




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