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