Grantham schoolgirl shaves hair in tribute to Nana Lottie
An 11-year-old schoolgirl has raised hundreds of pounds for cancer research as a tribute to her Nana.
Millie Blewett, who lives in Alma Park, Grantham, got all her hair shaved off on Saturday, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Brave the Shave, after her Nana Lottie - Loretta Goodyear - was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer six months ago.
Millie, who leaves Belmont Primary School today (Friday), wanted to do something to help and show how much she cared.
Despite it clashing with her last week at primary school before she joins Priory Ruskin Academy, in September, Millie still decided to get all her hair cut offat Indulgence Hair and Beauty salon, Wharf Road.
A huge crowd of supporters gathered to watch, including Millie’sparents, aunties, godfather and cousins, as well as her beloved Nana Lottie.
Proud mum, Kelly, 40, said: “We are all so proud of Millie. She thought about it all off her own back. Her nana was over the moon and is very proud of her.”
The schoolgirl has already raised £800 so far, after planning it for four months.
Kelly added: “Everyone has been so supportive, including her school.She even had a few donations from the teachers and her friends.”
Not satisfied with just raising money, Millie has also decided to donate her locks to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young peoplewho have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.
There is still time to show your support and make a donation by visiting Millie’s fund-raising page: www.bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/millie-blewett
If you would like more information on either of these good causes, visit: www.bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk and www.littleprincesses.org.uk
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