Heartbreak gran’s moving letter to Crowland haircut heroine (8)

Haircut heroine Natasha Godfrey with pictures of Lia Veal, who tragically lost her battle against cancer at the age of 11. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110716-128TW
Haircut heroine Natasha Godfrey with pictures of Lia Veal, who tragically lost her battle against cancer at the age of 11. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110716-128TW
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A woman who suffered the heartbreak of losing her granddaughter to cancer has praised the kindness of an eight-year-old girl.

Natasha Godfrey, from Crowland, intends to have around 12 inches of her waist-length hair chopped off so it can be used to make a real hair wig for a child who has lost their own hair through chemotherapy.

Natasha’s nan Janette Olive is best friends with Heather Greaves, who lost her own granddaughter Lia Veal (11) to cancer in 2013.

In a letter to Natasha, Heather reveals Lia was thrilled to be given a real hair wig and knows her granddaughter would have sent a big thank you on behalf of all of the children who have needed wigs.

Heather says: “I think you are a very special young lady and I would like to meet you one day.”

Natasha and her family are also aiming to raise around £400 for the Little Princess Trust to pay for the cost of a wig being made.

Natasha will have her hair cut at a coffee afternoon at Crowland Hub, the library, when it’s hoped all-comers will join them for cuppas and eats on July 27.

The event starts at 1.30pm and Natasha will take centre stage at 2.30pm when hairdresser Joanne Holland from The Cutting Crew gets to work with her scissors.

Natasha, a pupil at Southview Primary School, was first inspired to have her hair cut for the Little Princess Trust when a Spalding friend donated her hair for a wig to be made.

Now the family has read Heather’s letter, which included photographs of Lia, they realise how great the gift is.

Natasha’s mum, Emma, said: “I think this has made Natasha realise what it is that she’s doing.

“She said to me ‘mummy, I want to grow my hair again and do it again’.

“She loves the idea of a little boy or girl having her hair for a wig.”

This will be the first real haircut for Natasha since she was born because until now she’s only had trims.

Natasha has a sister Alisha (13) and a baby brother, Zachary, ten months.

• You can donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natashasgift

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