Sisters Kisha and Shanine Cox have had their hair chopped off to raise money for premature babies at The Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Kisha, 12, and Shanine, ten, of Arnolds Mead, Corsham, had been growing their hair for more than three years.

They gave nearly 20 inches of hair to the Locks of Love charity to provide wigs for children suffering hair loss.

The girls were given a total of £16 for their hair which they have donated to the Space To Grow campaign.

Kisha, who goes to Corsham School, said: "I preferred it long because I can't play with it or plait it but it will grow.

"My mum said when it grows back we can do it again. It gives me a happy feeling.

"They put it in two pony tails and just cut them off then they styled it."

Shanine, who goes to Corsham Regis School, said: "My friends think it is a bit weird but they have got used to it now."