A 12-year-old girl has decided to have her hair shaved off for charity and has nearly raised £1,000 in donations.

A 12-year-old from Bideford has had her head shaved for charity.

Year eight Bideford College student Madison Tate braved the shave after a friend of the family died of cancer.

Madison Tate having her head shaved.Madison Tate having her head shaved.

Other family friends were undergoing treatment for breast cancer and Madison wanted to do something to help.

Her father John Tate said: "After seeing the Brave the Shave advert on television, she decided she would take part in the Macmillan Brave the Shave campaign.

Madison Tate having her head shaved.Madison Tate having her head shaved.

"After speaking with the school and her family she decided to have her head shaved after school finshed for the summer holidays.

"As you can imagine, for a 12-year-old girl to have her hair cut short is a big decision, but to have it shaved took a major thought process and a complete change in her appearance.

"But in Madison's words, she is choosing to have her head shaved, her hair will grow back. People with cancer lose their hair because of cancer."

Old Town Barbers in Bideford donated money to Madison's appeal and Kylie Phipps cut her hair off for free.

To donate towards Madison's efforts and help her raise £1,000, visit https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/ and type in Madison Tate into the sponsor a brave shaver.

She has currently raised over £950 in sponsorship and online donations.