Reward for an act of kindness

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A Brighouse-based recruitment agency has rewarded a schoolgirl for donating her hair to charity.

Provide Education presented Gracie O’Donnell with a hamper of goodies after she cut off 20 inches of her hair.

The year five pupil at Low Ash Primary School, in Shipley, will donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Her donation will go on to become a ‘real hair wig’ for a child suffering from hair loss, either due to cancer treatment or alopecia.

She also raised £555 in sponsorship, which will go towards the cost of making the wig as they are given to the children who need them for free.

Nic Sykes, education consultant at Provide Education, which are based at Thornhill Brigg Mills, visited Gracie at the school to present her with the gifts.

The company, which works with schools and children’s centres to provide emergency same-day cover and planned supply services, decided to recognise her efforts to mark World Kindness Day, which took place last month.

Nic said: “Gracie was inspired to make this donation after hearing of the work the Little Princess Trust does, and the positive impact it makes to the lives of children going through such a difficult time.

“When we heard about what she’d done, we were really impressed and wanted to reward her in some way.

“It’s lovely to be part of this wonderful story.”

The Little Princess Trust is a UK based charity that was launched in 2006 to ease the pain for children who lose their hair.

For more information visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk