A 10-year-old girl has raised over £10,000 for a hospice who cared for her dying dad – by shaving off all her hair.
Tallulah Lewis-Schulz braved the shave in memory of her father Andreas, who passed away from pancreatic cancer four months ago aged 48.
She originally wanted to raise £500 but donations shot up after a heartbreaking video of her story was seen online by more than 2.5 million people.
And this week she had her brunette locks chopped off in front of her classmates at Brockton Church of England Primary School.
Tallulah, from Brockton, Shrops., said: ” I was a little bit shocked when I first saw it.
“But I am used to it now and I may grow it into a short bob – I haven’t decided yet.
“It was a nice way to raise money for the hospice and have been pleased with people’s reaction, they have been supportive and very generous.
“As well as raising money for Severn Hospice I also wanted to donate my hair to help children who have cancer.”
Tallulah and her nine-year-old sister Poppy moved in to the Severn Hospice with mum Sarah during the final three weeks of Andrea’s life.
She added: “He passed away while we were at the hospice and they made him feel comfortable.
“They took us in they let us sleep there they gave us breakfast and everything and really helped us and supported us.”
Mum Sarah, 42, said her daughter was adamant about having her hair cut and kept on at her about it until it was organised.
She said: “Poppy was very worried about the hair cut, because she thought she was going to have a bald head – but we reassured her there would still be hair left.
“Tallulah also reassured her sister by telling her that however short her hair was, she would still be her sister.”
Mike Perry, community fundraising adviser for Severn Hospice said: “Tallulah is an inspirational young lady and it is easy to see why her story has resonated with so many people.
“To lose your dad at such a young age is heart-breaking.
“Tallulah has been so brave and was determined to raise money for our hospice so other families can benefit from the care we provide.”
To donate to Tallulah’s charity appeal visit her JustGiving page