SMILING schoolgirl Violet Bettison plans to help other youngsters by sacrificing more than 12 inches of her hair in support of sick children.

The six-year-old Springvale Primary pupil will have her waist-length locks cut short next weekend and then donate the hair to Little Princesses - a charity which provides wigs for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.

Proud mum Michaela, 40, said the selfless act was all Violet's idea.

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