Lisa Lurring of C and T Radmall Funeral Service, Henfield, had her hair cut off in aid helping young girls dealing with hair loss and raising money for Cancer Research.
She donated her 10- inch locks to the Little Princess Trust which makes real wigs for young people up to the age of 24 who have lost their hair due to going through cancer.
She said: “The thought of some little girl getting to play with her own hair like I did helped me through.
“Once all the bunches were clipped off I felt so much better for what I was doing.”
Lurring raised £440 for Little Princess Trusts’s research funding.
She added: “I hope I have brought a lot of awareness for this charity and that more people donate their hair to make little girls’ dreams come true.
“This was a spur-of-the-moment decision and I’m so glad I made it.”
Wendy Tarplee-Morris, a co-founder from The Little Princess Trust, said: “As a charity who rely solely on the kindness of our donors, we are incredibly grateful to Lisa for her generous support.
“The hair and money donated will enable us to provide beautiful wigs to children and young people with hair loss and fund vital research into kinder and more effective treatments for childhood cancers.”