A 10-YEAR-OLD girl is celebrating raising more than £2,600 after getting her head shaved for a cancer charity.

Nel Williams, of Penarth, had her head shaved last Thursday to raise awareness of cancer and also raise as much money as possible for the Velindre Cancer Centre.

The Albert Primary School pupil has now raised more than £2,600, smashing her original £900 goal.

Her mum Kate Williams, who found out she was pregnant with Nel while she was receiving treatment for breast cancer, said she is “incredibly proud” of her daughter.

“She was really nervous when we got there but Velindre were fantastic,” said Mrs Williams. “We did the shave in the garden area of the centre and nurses kept popping in and out to see Nel in different stages of the shave and donate £5 or £10.

“Just that day we raised £500. I am so proud of Nel. She has seen it as a positive experience and after the shave she had to go back into school and they were all great.”

Nel was conceived during a time when her mum was undergoing intensive chemotherapy - when Mrs Williams was said to be clinically infertile.

The 47-year-old describes her daughter as a “little miracle” as she was given the go-ahead from her consultant to have Nel as there would be no immediate danger to her life.

“I can’t believe she came up with this idea off her own back,” she said. “She is an inspiration. Her reasons for doing this are amazing as a 10-year-old

“I can’t even express how proud I am to be her mum.”

You can still donate to Nel’s JustGiving page by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nel-williams