A LITTLE girl is showing her support for other young ones by donating her hair to charity.

Madison Hughes, aged 10 from Horwich, is giving her hair to the Little Princess Trust and raising money for the charity.

The charity provides real hair wigs to children and young adults who have lost their hair after cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Madison will be donating eight inches of hair and she has already smashed her fundraising target in just under a week.

Madison set her sights on £400 — the cost of making one wig.

Since starting her campaign, Madison has brought in £580 already, inspiring her to double her original goal ahead of the haircut on January 26.

The Clevelands Preparatory School pupil was inspired to lend her hair after watching a film about a child with cancer needing a wig.

Mum Rebecca Boardman said: “It was all her own idea, she wanted to give something back and help other people.

“She asked before Christmas and I told her to have a really good think about it.

“She’s done so well and she’s still got a week to go. Her family are very proud of her.

Madison said she was excited: "I suppose it will grow back!

"Now I want to try to make £800 to make two wigs."

Donations can be made online through Madison’s Just Giving page.