Little Grace from Doncaster has her hair cut off as her mum battles cancer

A six-year-old Doncaster girl has proved she a cut above when she had her lovely locks shorn for charity.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 10:08 am

Grace Bibby from Bircotes decided to have her hair cut, along with her mum Beth, to donate it to the Princess Trust, ẃhich makes wigs for children with cancer.

The idea came about as Beth, aged 37, who works at The Tickhill Surgery, is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Beth explained: “I am currently going through a cancer battle myself as I have breast cancer and have a lot of treatment to come.

Beth Bibby
Beth Bibby

“I knew before I started treatment I wanted to cut my hair short so it would be easier to cope with when I lose it. When I told Grace what I planned to do, with no hesitation she said she wanted to do it with me to support her mummy and make a little girl smile.”

She added: "We decided we would try and see if we could get Grace sponsored for doing this as it was such a big thing for her as she has only ever had her hair trimmed.

“Up to now she has raised over £1,100 we are so proud of her.

Grace said: “My mummy is fighting a cancer battle of her own, and told me she was donating her hair to the Princess Trust and I decided I am going to do it to, to support my mummy.”

A spokesman for the Princess Trust said: “ When a child loses their hair to cancer or another condition, we'll be there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity. We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever.

“Please visit us at www.littleprincesses.org.uk to find out how you can help us give young people back what cancer takes away.

“The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. We receive no formal funding. Please help to raise money for us so that we can help more families.”

The Little Princess Trust has been helping children and young people since 2006.

It has a trusted network of salons, and wigs are fitted at an approved salon closest to the person that needs one.

They start by matching as closely as possible to the natural hair colour.

Because it’s real hair, the wig can be cut, curled, or straightened to match an original look — or to create a new style.