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'Nothing was changing her mind'

A five-year-old girl from Carlisle had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.

Amy Renwick's haircut has raised £1,000 for charity, and she has donated the hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Her mother has said she is proud of her daughter, who was determined to go through with the charity effort after making the decision late last year.

5-Year-old girl cuts hair for cancer charity

Amy having her hair cut off Credit: ITV Border

A five-year-old girl from Carlisle has raised £1000 and had her long hair cut short to help young cancer patients.

Amy Renwick's locks will now be donated to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to their treatment.

Her mother says it was all Amy's idea.

Oh it's just amazing , I was so surprised when she said she wanted to do it. Nothing was changing her mind, she's stuck at it since before Christmas and not changed her mind so really really proud."

– DONNA RENWICK, AMY'S MOTHER

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The Veterans Council opens branch in Cumbria

From left: Mark Barrett (Armed Forces Community Engagement Officer), Cllr Gordon Nicolson (Eden District Council Leader), Cllr Malcolm Temple (Armed Forces Champion, Eden District Council) Credit: The Veterans Council

An Armed Forces charity called The Veterans Council now has an office in Cumbria.

The charity provides professional, impartial information to help those who have served or who are serving in the armed forces, and their families, make choices about what support is available to them.

Mark Barrett has been appointed as The Armed Forces Community Engagement Officer for Cumbria and will be based in Penrith.

If you would like to find out more, you can visit The Veterans Council Facebook and Twitter pages.

Fundraiser for new mountain rescue vehicle

The Tweed Valley Control vehicle needs to be replaced Credit: Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team

A fundraising campaign has been launched to replace the control vehicle used by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

The charity, which is made up of on-call volunteers, are asking members of the public to buy a 'virtual pint' online, by donating the cost of a pint to their cause.

They want to buy a new £60,000 state of the art vehicle, equipped with technology such as a satellite data connection, touch screen computers for search planning and the most up to date communications equipment.

The current vehicle is 15 years old.

More information can be found here.

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