TOP IDEA: Fiona and Sophie Cornelissen, 7, will donate Sophie’s hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
TOP IDEA: Fiona and Sophie Cornelissen, 7, will donate Sophie’s hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Tegan Annett

Sophie cuts off her hair to help people with cancer

WHEN Sophie Cornelissen chopped off more than 21cm of her hair, she had a "funny feeling" in her stomach.

But it wasn't because her hair was the shortest it had ever been, it was because she was doing something "so nice" for a person she may never meet.

The seven-year-old cut off most of her hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

The organisation makes wigs for people with cancer.

The St Francis Primary School student returned to school this year sporting her new do and surprising all her classmates.

"I wanted to help someone - to make the person feel happy," Sophie said.

"It's the shortest it's ever been."

Proud mum Fiona was planning to put her daughter's ponytail in the post on Monday afternoon.

"She's wanted to cut it for a little while. It was getting so long," Fiona said.

"She said: 'What am I going to do with all of my hair though?' That was when we found Pantene Beautiful Lengths."

"That night she said to me, 'My tummy feels funny because I've done something so nice for someone'," Fiona said.

Sophie has already taken her ponytail to school to show off her blonde locks.

"My friends in my class last year knew I had longer hair and they didn't know that I was going to get my hair cut. I surprised them," Sophie said.

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