Falkirk’s Gracie prove she’s a cut above

Gracie Smith (6) cut her hair for The Little  Princess Trust
Gracie Smith (6) cut her hair for The Little Princess Trust
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Little Gracie Smith proved she has a big heart by donating her hair to help children with cancer.

The six-year-old had her waist-length blonde locks chopped and sent to The Little Princess Trust, which uses it to make wigs for youngsters suffering hair loss.

The Bantaskin Primary pupil spent over a year growing her hair so it would be long enough to donate and then went for the chop at Tweedie & Marshall’s salon in Falkirk.

Mum Danna said: “Gracie found out you could donate your hair and was determined to do it. She is a really thoughtful girl and is always thinking about others.”

The Little Princess Trust provides wigs free of charge to children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment or illness. It relies on donations of hair and donations from members of the public to carry out the service.

Primary two pupil Gracie said: “There are children with no hair and I wanted to help them. I was nervous getting my hair cut because I’ve had it long for so long but I just remembered that other kids need it more. My mummy and daddy say they are really proud of me.”

The charitable girl from Falkirk is now growing her hair once more and hopes to be able to donate again next year.