A NORTHFIELD youngster has raised £2,520 for charity after having her ‘Rapunzel’ style locks cut for charity and by holding a funday.
We reported in January that six-year-old Gracie Fagan, who had been growing her hair all her life to be like the fairytale character, was having her locks chopped off for Macmillan Cancer Support and the RNLI.
On December 2 last year, Gracie’s great grandfather Fred Oakes – Grandad Freddo (named after jokes about the Cadbury’s chocolate bar) – passed away after battling pancreatic cancer.
The funday and cut, in memory of Grandad Freddo, saw Gracie lose 18.5ins of hair and raise £1,714. The coffers have since been boosted to £2,520 with cash still coming in.
The family chose Macmillan Cancer Support for the help it gave while Grandad Freddo was ill and also a family friend during his battle with cancer seven years ago.
The RNLI was the charity Gracie’s grandad supported most of his life.
Gracie’s mum Rebecca said: “Gracie is over the moon, very proud of what she has achieved and loves her new hair style.
“She has also said she would like to continue fundraising in the future.”