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Teacher cuts 1.6 metre-long hair for charity

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A teacher whose hair reached 1.6 metres has cut it in a bid to raise money for children in poverty.

Li Qing, a local kindergarten teacher, cut of her hair and sold it for £400 (4200 Yuan), after hearing frequent reports on the miserable lives of children on the poverty line.

Qing, 25, who is a resident of Nanchang, capital of eastern China's Jiangxi Province, hadn't had her hair cut since she was eight years old. But 17 years later her hair reached a staggering 1.6 metres long, a length that nearly touches the ground.

To stop herself from tripping over her hair, Qing would usually put her hair into a thick plait. However, the kind Samaritan decided to cut her hair to ensure she could give some money to help children in need.

Qing said: "I am a kindergarten teacher, and love kids a lot. I would love to sell my hair to help some poor kids to enter into kindergarten."

She also said that the kids were called her 'Teacher Long Hair'.

After finding a buyer who would purchase her hair, she had it cut in a local barber shop on April 16.

Despite the fact that she described her hair as being like her "pal which grew up with me", she said she was glad if it meant she could help some children.

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