A TEACHER from a school in Darfield feels ‘ten times lighter’ after cutting her beloved hair for a worthy cause.

Stephanie Guest, who works at All Saints Academy, chopped away ten inches of her hair for The Little Princess Trust.

The 33-year-old, from Cudworth, decided she would donate her locks despite her fears of having her hair cut.

Stephanie said: “I don’t enjoy having my hair cut and avoid it when I can so this was a big challenge for me.

“I agreed to do it on the Wednesday, I started collecting sponsors and by Saturday, I was in the hairdressers.

“I had to do it quickly so that I wouldn’t chicken out. It’s a big change and I’m still getting used to it.

“I feel a lot lighter now it’s been done.”

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Stephanie was keen to donate her hair to the charity to help provide wigs to young children dealing with hair loss through cancer.

“I’ve always wanted to cut my hair shorter, and thought that the perfect motivation would be to donate to a good cause.

“My hair will hopefully help a young person going through the devastating process of hair loss and make them smile.

“As well as donating my hair, I raised money before the big day as well to help with vital funds.

“It costs the charity £550 to make one wig and each strand of hair is individually fastened on by hand.”

Now, the teacher has raised more than double her initial target and hopes the funds keep coming.

“My initial target was £250, but I’ve been overwhelmed with people’s generosity.

“So far I’ve raised more than £700 which is completely unexpected. This will be enough to fund the production of a full wig which is amazing.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.”

To donate to Stephanie’s fundraiser, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/stephs-big-chop?fbclid=IwAR1RRgnAFeynqso3SfJMGkXXtiksVagmM6a-wJTtF04DgSOI—gZWRFI7zYE