Kind Is­abella chops locks for chil­dren’s char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A NINE-YEAR-OLD with golden hair flow­ing down her back has had it all cut off for char­ity.

Is­abella Jack­son’s class­mates at Gawsworth Pri­mary School watched on as she had 14 inches cut off in aid of the Lit­tle Princess Trust.

Is­abella, along with the sup­port of her class­mates who took part in a non-school uni­form day, has raised al­most £1,000 for the char­ity.

Her hair will go on to cre­ate a wig for a child who has lost their hair through chemo­ther­apy treat­ment and the money will be used to sup­port chil­dren with can­cer.

Is­abella’s mum Cathy Jack­son said: “It is some­thing (Is­abella) has wanted to do for a while.

“Just be­fore Christ­mas her new school pro­ject was to re­search and write a pro­ject about a char­ity of their choice.

“Is­abella chose The Lit­tle Princess Trust and de­cided to put her thoughts into ac­tion spurred on by her class as­sign­ment.

“She is a lovely warm hearted car­ing lit­tle girl and wants to give some­thing that will make a child hap­pier dur­ing a dif­fi­cult time.”

Is­abella’s hair was cut by David Gosling of David of Duke Street Hair Salon in front of the whole school, with the fi­nal snip met with a rap­tur­ous ap­plause from the staff and chil­dren.

Head­teacher Michael Shaw, who awarded Is­abella with the Gawsworth School Peers Cer­tifi­cate for Ded­i­ca­tion to Char­ity, said “‘We are over­whelmed with Is­abella’s gen­eros­ity and com­pas­sion in giv­ing her hair to this very wor­thy cause. She has raised an in­cred­i­ble amount of money and we are im­mensely proud of her.”

Is­abella has smashed her orig­i­nal fundraising tar­get of £500 and has raised a mas­sive £958 for the char­ity.

This in­cludes a £220 do­na­tion from her class­mates who raised their funds with a non-uni­form day.

To sup­port Is­abella and help her reach her new £1,000 tar­get go to www. justgiv­

Hair­dresser David Gosling cuts Is­abella’s hair in front of her school­mates

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