Doncaster girl raises more than a thousand pounds and donates hair to cancer charity

A kind girl from Doncaster donated 16 inches of her hair to charity and has raised over £1,000.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 3:58 pm

Ruby Harm had a whopping 42cm of hair cut off on Saturday, October 2.

The nine year old girl decided that she wanted to donate it to The Little Princess Trust - a charity who make wigs for children who are living with cancer.

Karen Gravenor, Ruby’s father’s partner, said: “She’s such a thoughtful, kind and caring young girl.

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Ruby donated 42cm of hair.

“She’s always thinking of others who have less.

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“She told me she wants to give her hair to the princesses who don’t have any.”

Ruby is from Thorne and is a pupil at Green Top Academy.

Her parents Linda Lancaster and Michail Harm are beaming with pride for Ruby.

Karen said: “We’re all just so proud of her.

“She never fails to make us smile and we love that she’s such a thoughtful little girl.”

This is not Ruby’s first charitable act.

During lockdown she baked buns to take to a care home she lives by and she supported the NHS by drawing colourful chalk pictures on her driveway.

Ruby set the goal of raising £1,000 for charity before her tenth birthday but she has already exceeded that.

Within 24 hours of a Just Giving Page being set up for Ruby she had raised £400 and that has increased to £1,135.

She had her hair cut at Eva Jane Hair in Epworth.

Ruby would like to thank everyone who donated - if you would like to donate you can do so here.

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