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Ipswich schoolgirl donates her long locks to charity

Gorgi Upton with hairdresser Mac Golsby. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Gorgi Upton with hairdresser Mac Golsby. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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An Ipswich schoolgirl has braved the scissors to have her long locks chopped off for charity - raising £2,000 for good causes.

Gorgi Upton, nine, with her dad Chris, her mum Sharon and her eight-year-old brother Alfie. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDGorgi Upton, nine, with her dad Chris, her mum Sharon and her eight-year-old brother Alfie. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Gorgi Upton, nine, who goes to Brittania Primary School, will split the money she has raised between East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and St Elizabeth Hospice.

Gorgi faced the chop at St John’s Conservative club in Ipswich on New Year’s Eve - the same day as her brother Alfie’s eighth birthday.

She will also donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which creates wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.

Gorgi’s mum Sharon, said she was very proud of her generous daughter.

Gorgi Upton with hairdresser Mac Golsby. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDGorgi Upton with hairdresser Mac Golsby. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

“Her hair was all the way down her back - she has a little bob now,” she said.

“She is getting used to her new haircut now.

“She found it hard at first because she’s not used to her hair getting in her face.”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sharon-upton

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