A Helston nurse has had an estimated ten to 12 inches of her hair cut off in aid of children's charity The Little Princess Trust.

Tracy Evans, who until recently was a nurse at Helston Community Hospital, decided to have her long brown hair cut off after growing it throughout the Covid pandemic, and once cut donated it to The Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to the age of 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.

Tracy, who is due to start a new job at St Julia's Hospice in Hayle on Monday, booked in with Kristie at Angel Hair in Helston, where between 10-12 inches of her long hair was chopped off.

"I feel marvelous with the new hairstyle, it feels lighter and I can feel the wind on my ears," said Tracy.

She laughed that her husband Doug, who owns Telstar Taxi in Helston, didn't recognise her when he walked into the salon, and even asked where she was - despite her standing right in front of him.

This isn't the first time Tracy has raised money for good causes.

Last weekend Tracy, who is part of Cornwall Rock Choir, took part in The Rainbow Race at RAF St Mawgan for Children's Hospice South West.

Previously she took part in the Bobbin' Robins Chilly Challenge, during the winter months in cold water, wearing just a swimming costume and a hat raising money for Cornwall's Blood Bikers.


Tracey (middle) also took part in the Rainbow Race for charity last weekend

Tracey (middle) also took part in the Rainbow Race for charity last weekend


So far Tracy has received £1,115 in donations, and they are still coming in.

If you would like to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hairtodaygonetthedayafter