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Gallery: Sydney waves goodbye to her golden locks to help Wigs for Kids and St Elizabeth Hospice

PUBLISHED: 13:33 28 July 2014

10 year old Sydney Way from Framlingham gets her head shaved in aid of charity.

10 year old Sydney Way from Framlingham gets her head shaved in aid of charity.

A brave young girl from east Suffolk has donated her thick golden locks to poorly children who lost theirs through illness.

Sydney Way, 10, underwent the radical makeover at her home in Framlingham on Saturday, raising more than £300 for St Elizabeth Hospice to say thanks for the care offered to her grandmother Patricia Way before her death.

The freshly cut strands were also bagged up and sent to Wigs for Kids, a charity helping children who have lost their hair through chemotherapy, alopecia and other conditions.

Proud mother Jessica Berry, who performed the chop with a pair of family clippers, said Sydney was nervous about having it all lopped off, but “really excited” afterwards.

“She is very happy to have had it done and thinks she will keep it short from now on,” she said.

“We are all so proud of her and think it’s great that it’s been done for such a brilliant cause.”

“The hospice was such a friendly, calm place for her nan and it wasn’t like a hospital at all.”

Sydney, who attends Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, will be out collecting funds for the charity on Saturday morning, outside its shop in Market Hill, Framlingham.

The family of missing Corrie McKeague are “devastated” by the news that they may now never know what has happened to the 23-year-old RAF gunner, after police called off a 20-week landfill search.

Four Suffolk Asda checkout operators who stole hundreds of items in a “skim-scanning” fiddle have each been jailed for 10 months.

A man has been jailed for seven years and four months after sexually assaulting a woman who was on her way home after a night out with friends in Colchester.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

Police have abandoned their search of a landfill site after 20 weeks looking for the body of missing airman Corrie McKeague.

The family of a seven-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in urgent need of a stem cell transplant is calling for as many people as possible to join the register.

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident in Ipswich on Thursday.

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