A kind-hearted eight-year-old girl said goodbye to her long locks to help fight liver disease, and hopefully change her six-year-old sister's life.

Grace Campbell-Garrett had the haircut with a difference as part of a day fundraising, Big Yellow Friday, at Chipping Hill Primary School, Witham.

Sister Eve, who is also a Chipping Hill pupil, was born with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease which means she desperately needs a transplant.

Not only was Grace able to donate a massive 20 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, but she also raised more than £2,300 for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation at the same time.

Mother Sarah said: "This has all been Grace’s idea, she set herself an initial target of £150 and thanks to the support of the school, the word has really spread.

"She is overwhelmed to have raised almost £2400. She really enjoyed the whole experience on Friday and is delighted with her new hairstyle."

Not content with just seeking sponsorship to cut her own hair, Grace even managed to convince headteacher Ceri Jones to join the fun and got stuck in with the cutting herself.

"I am so proud of the effort Grace has made to support Children's Liver Disease foundation on behalf of her sister," he said.

"Whilst the amount raised is amazing I feel the act in itself has greater significance in raising awareness of this illness.

"The Chipping Hill Primary School community as a whole are very proud of both Grace and Eve."

All of the cash the youngster has raised will go towards finding a cure for childhood liver disease.

To donate to Grace's appeal, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarah-campbell45.