A Cross Hills woman had her hair dyed green to raise sponsorship cash for the charity that helped her poorly grandson.

Tina Jeff’s hair was dyed on Monday by her hairdresser daughter-in-law, Lucy Cutting, who lives in Silsden.

Miss Cutting’s five-year-old son, Jack Jeff, was diagnosed with leukaemia in May 2011. He is a pupil at Aire View Infant School.

Pupils joined the fundraising effort on Tuesday by each donating a small sum in return for coming to school wearing green clothes.

All the money will go to Leeds-based charity Candlelighters, which provided three months’ accommodation for Jack’s father while his son was being treated in hospital. The organisation also funded trips for Jack to Haven Park, in North Yorkshire and Center Parcs in Penrith.

Mrs Jeff said she would keep her eye-catching new hair colour for one week. She added her own effort and the support from the school had so far raised a combined total of £537.

“We decided on green because Jack loves super heroes, and his favourite hero is the Incredible Hulk,” she said.