PICTURES: Balham School girl shaves head for charity
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.
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."
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.
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.
The event took place at Boutique of Beauty hairdressers in Bedford Hill.
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