Sarah Martin from Linlithgow Bridge has dark brown hair which reaches to her waist but her 24-inch flowing locks will be shorn for charity on September 26.
Sarah loves working with children when she is not at school and wants to donate her hair to the charity, Little Princess Trust, to be made into wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.
When her long locks hit the deck Sarah (17) will also be raising money for a separate charity, Children with Cancer UK, by asking friends and schoolmates for sponsorship.
She has already almost reached her initial £500 target and may soon reach her ultimate goal of nearly £1000.
The big shave will be carried out partly by Sarah herself who will pull her hair back into a pony tail which she will then dramatically cut off in front of the whole school on stage at Linlithgow Academy’s morning assembly.
Perhaps the more frightening aspect though is that she will then hand over to her friend Emma Ezady who will shave the rest of her friend’s hair off. Sarah said: “I do trust her! She will just give me a Number 3 cut!”
Sarah’s dad thoroughly approves of his daughter’s fundraising idea.
He said: “I think it’s great. The children who benefit from it will be delighted.”
Her mum, Lucia, has now decided to go along to the school assembly to watch the proceedings but her two sisters, Rebecca and Christina, and brother, Dominic, will probably just wait to see the end result when she gets home.
You can add your donation to Sarah’s Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/sarah-martin-hair-shave