Ottery’s six-year-old Gracie gets hair chopped for charity

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7806. Picvtur

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7806. Picvture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

A six-year-old fundraiser is fast on her way to reaching her final target after having 10 inches of her hair cut off for charity.

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7802. Picvtur

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7802. Picvture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Kind-hearted Gracie Parkyn wanted to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust which gives free wigs to youngsters who have lost their hair due to illness.

The school girl is just under £100 short of her £350 target, which is the cost of making one wig.

Gracie had her hair cut at Cutting Edge Hair Salon in Ottery last Thursday.

Her mum Lisa said: “It’s been an amazing experience for her, teaching her how you can make a difference.

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7809. Picvtur

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7809. Picvture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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“People are coming up to her and saying ‘well done Gracie’ and ‘what a thoughtful and kind girl you are’.

“She loves her hair, she didn’t cry she was absolutely fine with it. I’m very proud of her.”

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To donate to Gracie’s fundraising visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graciesbigchop

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7809. Picvtur

Six year old Gracie Parkyn having her hair cut for the Princess Trust. Ref sho 28 18TI 7809. Picvture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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