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Long Sutton Primary School pupil Grace (9) has a brain tumour but is helping children with cancer




A little girl with an inoperable brain tumour is donating her hair to help children with cancer.

Two years ago Grace Booth (9) faced the prospect of losing her own hair and having chemotherapy.

Fortunately, Grace's tumour remains stable for now - and she hasn't yet needed 'chemo' - but that hasn't stopped her heart going out to young cancer patients.

Kind-hearted Grace with mum, Jen.
Kind-hearted Grace with mum, Jen.

Grace, from Gedney Drove End, has regular check-ups at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

"She's seen a lot of children on chemo suffering," said mum Jen Chapman. "Some of the children we have seen have passed away."

In 2017, Grace had her hair cut on medical advice in readiness for chemotherapy.

But the treatment wasn't needed and now she has beautiful, long hair once more and it will be donated to The Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their hair through chemotherapy.

The Long Sutton Primary School pupil will have her hair cut at Al's Barber Shop in Market Street, Long Sutton, on June 26.

Jen (34) says Grace's school has given amazing support.

"Her school is fantastic," said Jen. "Every year in March since she was diagnosed the school has supported Wear A Hat Day for brain tumour research."

This year doctors confirmed that Grace is autistic and Jen says the condition makes it harder for her little girl to cope with check-ups for her tumour.

"She has to have about eight weeks of therapy in the run-up to her MRI scans," said Jen.

The mum, also known as Jen Richer, says Grace is quite the comedienne as well as being caring.

Writing on her JustGiving fundraising page, Jen says: "She is such a brave and generous girl and wants to raise some money for the charity - also just in case one day she needs a wig herself."

As well as donating her hair, Grace is fundraising for the Little Princess Trust and you can donate by clicking here.

Previously ...

Lexi Coote (20), of Spalding, has hair cut for Little Princess Trust children's charity

Charity haircut for trainee teacher and gymnastics coach from Spalding to help raise money for Little Princess Trust

Stacey's big idea for children battling cancer



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