A WOMAN will shave her hair off in aid of cancer after being inspired by a young girl’s story.

Holly Chapman says she was moved to tears when she found out a two-year-old girl called Jocelyn had lost all her hair during her battle with a brain tumour.

The youngster is continuing to have chemotherapy to battle the disease and is now receiving help from the Little Princess Trust who provide wigs to cancer patients who have lost their hair.

After learning about Jocelyn’s story, Holly, who is 32 and from Braintree, has decided to donate her hair to the charity.

She said: “Jocelyn’s parents put a video on tik tok and the little girl was so brave and still smiling – I got very emotional.

“I know wigs can be expensive so that’s why I wanted to raise money for the Little Princess Trust and what better way to support her than shaving my own hair off?”

Holly, who works at Braintree Rugby Club, has also set up an online fundraising page in a bid to raise £2,000 for the Little Princess Trust.

She will be live-streaming her upcoming headshave in the hope it will encourage people to make a donation.

She added: “I’m a bit nervous about it but probably more nervous at the thought of doing it live on Facebook.

“I’m just keeping the positives in my mind.

“Jocelyn didn’t have a choice and she still kept a smile on her face.

“I’ve set a high fundraising target as it’s such a worthy cause.”

Holly will be doing the headshave on Tuesday, September 29.

To donate, search for ‘Holly’s head shave’ on justgiving.com.