Sandy youngster chops hair for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:02 12 May 2018

Gracie Ellwood has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Kelly Ellwood.

Gracie Ellwood has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Kelly Ellwood.

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A youngster from Sandy has been raising money for a children's charity, even having her hair cut.

Gracie Ellwood has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Kelly Ellwood.Gracie Ellwood has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: Kelly Ellwood.

Gracie Ellwood, eight, of Robert Peel Primary School has been fundraising for the Little Princess Trust – who supply and fund high-quality wigs made of real hair to children and young adults who have hair loss as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses – by donating her hair to the charity.

Gracie’s mum, Kelly, explained more about her daughters wonderful act of kindness, saying: “She had her hair cut late last month at Estilo hairdressers in Sandy, who kindly cut it for free and I donated the money to her page.

“Her fundraising target was £200 but so far she has raised more than £385.

“A wig costs between £350 and 500 but, if hair is donated it costs much less.

“So she has in fact potentially raised enough money for one whole wig from fundraising, and another second wig at a much reduced cost due to donating her hair.

“She also wanted to raise money for the charity so we set up a JustGiving page and she also baked some cakes to sell in the staff room at her school.

“Gracie decided to do this off her own back and I am so proud of her.

“I just want her to realise what an amazing thing it is that she has done.”

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