A TEENAGE girl had her hair shaved in memory of a courageous young footballer who lost his battle with cancer.

Jenni Roberts, from Runcorn, has raised almost £1,000 for the Little Princess Trust charity which will use her locks to make wigs for children who lose their hair through chemotherapy.

The 16-year-old wanted to do something to honour The Brow Primary schoolboy Charlie Lunt who died two days short of his 11th birthday.

The Runcorn Town FC junior footballer had tumours in his kidney and spine and died in April, just over a year after being diagnosed with cancer.

World delivery girl Jenni plucked up courage to have her head shaved at Morrisons supermarket in Widnes in front of crowds of shoppers.

Her mum Julie Abbot, of The Calvers, said: “I am really proud of her. There were lots of people watching.

“Charlie was a friend of the family and Jenni wanted to do this for him.

“She was a bit nervous beforehand but now she thinks it’s great.

“She can have a shower in 15 minutes instead of an hour.”

Jenni belongs to the Runcorn detachment of Cheshire Army Cadet Force and set off on a 12 day annual camp to Scotland on Sunday.

“She is quite outgoing,” added Julie. “She loves the army cadets and also volunteers with beavers.”

Jenni starts her A levels in physics, maths, electronics, textiles and fashion at Priestley College in Warrington in September and hopes to work in astronomy.