A YOUNG girl has had her ponytail cut off as she raises money to support her best friend's efforts to buy a specialist motorised wheelchair.

Rosie Bromfield raised £510 for Chloe Smith's appeal when she took part in the charity event.

The generous youngster then donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, which use it to create wigs for youngsters.

Chloe's mother, Hayley said: "We are arranging a number of fundraising events to raise the £7,000 we need to buy the specialist wheelchair which will give Chloe so much freedom.

If we can raise the money, the wheelchair will make such a difference to her life. She is already really independent but being able to get herself about on her own will be amazing for her.

"I can't thank Rosie enough for what she has done for Chloe – they are best friends and it really shows at times like this.

"We are doing a 24-hour knitathon starting at 9.30am on Monday at Maggies Cafe in Duke Street, who have been brilliant, people are welcome do come along during their opening times to see us, join us.

"We will have collections there and a raffle. Including raffling off the blanket we will be Knitting."

The nine-year-old suffered serious complications when she was diagnosed with meningitis when she was just three months old which resulted in her having her foot and hand amputated.

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