A kind-hearted schoolgirl has given up her long locks - by cutting 15 inches off her hair off to help children facing life-threatening conditions.

Hannah Jeans (7), from Barrhead, cut 15 inches off her hair last Saturday in aid of Make-A-Wish, the charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

And now she is encouraging others to fundraise for wishes.

The youngster chose to support Make-A-Wish after noticing children with no hair on holiday. She spoke to a young girl who had a heart condition but who was having a great time on her trip thanks to Make-A-Wish. When Hannah realised children lost hair due to ill health and treatment, she said she wanted these children not to be sad, but to be happy.

She therefore decided to give her hair to the Little Princess Trust and to fundraise for Make-A-Wish to put a smile on the faces of children and families facing life-threatening conditions. 

Mum Kirsten said: "Hannah was so excited to have her hair cut for Make-A-Wish. Having a big haircut is nothing compared to what children go through during treatment for life-threatening conditions. Hannah wanted to make these children smile again by raising money to grant more wishes."

She added: "Hannah initially wanted to raise £500 but we are now on target to raise around £1,350. Make-A-Wish do fantastic work and Hannah is thrilled with the generosity shown by everyone donating. We encourage everyone to support this wonderful charity."

There are currently 20,000 children and young people in the UK fighting a life-threatening condition. In 2014, Make-A-Wish want to grant over 1,000 wishes and they need £7 million in order to achieve this. Make-A-Wish receives no government funding or lottery grants - so every donation really does count. 

To support Hannah, please visit her Just Giving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/HannahJeans/2

To make a donation to Make-A-Wish please visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk or text WISH013 to 70070 to donate £3.