Brave six-year-old girl from Grantham to raise funds to help a man walk again

Andy Harrison with Eleanor Webster who is to have her hair chopped off for his Mobility Appeal PHOTO: Tim Williams
Andy Harrison with Eleanor Webster who is to have her hair chopped off for his Mobility Appeal PHOTO: Tim Williams
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A six-year-old girl who attends Harrowby Infants in Grantham is to have her hair cut off to raise money to help a disabled man walk again.

Eleanor Webster, who lives in Grantham, will have her hair cut off on August 10 to raise money for the Andy Harrison Mobility Appeal.

The appeal for Melton man Andy Harrison has so far raised more than £30,000 towards a target of £43,000 which would pay for a robotic ReWalk suit, as worn by paralysed horse rider Claire Lomas to walk the 2012 London Marathon.

Eleanor’s mother, Nichola Webster, said her daughter got the idea after watching another young girl do a charity hair chop on ITV’s This Morning.

Nichola added: “I’m really proud of her - it’s just a lovely thing to do.

“She’s a very confident little girl, so that helps!”

As well as raising money for the Andy Harrison Mobility Appeal, Eleanor also plans to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust which helps children who need wigs, having lost their hair through illness or treatment.

Mr Harrison praised Eleanor for her efforts in supporting the appeal.

He said: “Eleanor is just an amazing little girl. It has really touched my heart that she wants to do this for me, it’s a really unbelievable gesture.”

Eleanor and Nichola will be at Asda in Grantham on July 25 from 9.30am collecting money for the Little Princess Trust.

On the day of the hair cut, there will also be a raffle to raise extra funds. If you would like to donate a raffle prize or find out more, e-mail Nichola at: nichola.webster67@ntlworld.com