A Holbeach St Marks teenager plans to cut her long red hair to fund a trip so her two-year-old brother who has leukaemia can meet his Jamaican grandparents.
Lauren Horrox (18), of Middlemarsh Road, plans to lose her treasured locks and hold a family fun afternoon at Holbeach Football Club next month.
She said: “Anyone who knows me will realise how important raising this money is because my hair means everything to me.”
Her brother, Lennox Morgan, was diagnosed with leukaemia three months ago.
Lauren, an assistant carer at Holbeach Hospital, said: “It was such a shock – especially as I had been following on Facebook the progress of a little girl from his pre-school group who also has leukaemia, without ever dreaming someone close to me would get it too.
“Lennox is amazing and brave and still smiling, even though he’s hardly been out of hospital since being diagnosed.
“We are hoping the treatment will be successful. It’s all been really stressful and you feel so helpless.
“It would mean a lot to the family for him to meet his grandparents because they have not seen him.”