Amazing Grace from Porthcawl donates her treasured locks to fellow Little …

AN eight-year-old from Porthcawl has single-handedly raised almost £700 by donating her treasured blonde locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Grace Norris, who is a pupil at Nottage Primary School, had her long hair cut at Barber Shop No.5 in Porthcawl on Saturday to donate it to the charity which makes real-hair wigs for cancer sufferers.

The thoughtful schoolgirl decided to donate her hair after a family friend’s 20-year-old daughter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, which resulted in her losing her hair.

Selfless snip

Young Grace became “fascinated” by her wig and wanted to help other cancer sufferers regain confidence by helping create a natural-looking wig for them.

Grace after her hair was chopped off for charity

Speaking after her daring cut, Grace said: “My hair’s going to make a little wig for poorly girls and boys with cancer, that makes me happy.”

As well as bravely donating her hair, Grace raised £670 for the charity with the help of family, friends, holiday-makers at her grandmother’s hotel, The Lorelei Hotel, and even one donation from a generous stranger in America.

Proud parents

Grace’s mum Sam Norris said the whole family were amazed with the overwhelming response, which enabled the youngster to raise almost double her target of £350.

The delighted mum said her daughter cannot wait to show off her new shorter hair do to all of her friends at school, adding: “She has bought so many new hair bands and hair clips to show off her new haircut to her friends. I’m so proud of her.”

Grace after her charity haircut

Grace has followed in the footsteps of the pop star Jessie J, who donated her hair to the charity in 2013.

An ‘inspiration’ to others

The Little Princess Trust relies on hair donations and fundraising to create free tailored wigs for children, with a realistic look and feel.

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As well as working with cancer sufferers, they also create wigs for people with other hair loss conditions, such as alopecia.

Monica Glass, charity manager at the Little Princess Trust, said: “How lovely that someone so young has chosen to do so much for others.

“Little Grace’s hair will be blended with other donations and will be made into a wig for a child in this country or in Ireland.

“What an inspiration she is, thank you Grace.”

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