Amazing Grace gets charity chop

Grace Horford had ten inches of her long hair cut off by Steph Moseley at Jazz Hairdressers to raise money for the Little Princess Trust charity
Grace Horford had ten inches of her long hair cut off by Steph Moseley at Jazz Hairdressers to raise money for the Little Princess Trust charity

Little Grace Holford from Lutterworth may well be the youngest charity fund raiser in the county.

For Grace, who did her bit for a cancer charity by having ten inches of her hair chopped off, is just six years old.

The radical haircut was to raise money for the Little Princess Trust, a charity based in Hereford that supplies wigs to children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.

Mum Diane Holford said: “It was definitely Grace’s idea; I was against it at first. My sister and I were talking about the charity and another girl who had had her hair cut off.

“My daughter heard us talking and said ‘I want to do that as well mummy’.

“My sister was then apologetic and cringing in the background, but Grace was very determined.”

Grace has been on a fundraising mission for the charity, ever since, to help pay for her own hair to be made into a wig.

To date she has raised an amazing £1,326 – and donations are still coming in.

Grace said: “I wanted to help children that had lost their hair through being poorly with cancer.

“I’m really pleased about the money I’ve raised. Lots of people have been very kind sponsoring me.”

Steph Moseley at Jazz Hairdressers in Lutterworth did the hair-cutting. Lutterworth Mayor, Cllr Philip Toye, was there too.

And mum Diane admitted: “Yes, there were a few tears from me when the hair came off. It was because of the emotion of the moment, I suppose.”

If you would like to support Grace and the Little Princess Trust, you can donate online at the website https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/grace
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