Two 12-year-olds from Bideford bravely shaved their heads in public for charity.

Kailor-Lea Langmead Porter and Jasmine Curtis before their head shave.Kailor-Lea Langmead Porter and Jasmine Curtis before their head shave.

MOST teenage girls would flinch at the thought of chopping off their hair but two brave 12-year-olds from Bideford have shaved theirs off for charity.

Bideford College students Kailor-Lea Langmead Porter and Jasmine Curtis took on the hair-raising challenge to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Not only did they take the brave step, but they also opted to undergo the transformation in Green Lanes Shopping Centre.

“After hearing a talk at school from the Children’s Hospice I was inspired to do something to help,” said Kailor-Lea.

“To give up my hair was a big thing but some people don’t have that choice.”

The girls had their heads shaved by Becky Carey from Bideford, whose three-year-old daughter Emily uses Little Bridge House.

Jess Oliver, who works on the care team at Little Bridge House Hospice, said: “Kailor-Lea and Jasmine you are fabulous, an inspiration to us all.

“You were driven from day one by the thought of helping others, and everyone who knows you is very proud.

“The money raised will go towards us being able to care for life-limited children here at Little Bridge House.”

After they had their locks chopped, they donated the hair to Bideford hairdressers Steven and Laurent who will send it to the Little Princess Trust.

The trust makes real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss through terminal illness.

Anyone wishing to donate towards the girls’ efforts can do so by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Kailor.