Sisters to cut hair in memory of their grandad, who was cared for by St Francis Hospice

The Chuter girls prepare to lose their locks with their nan Brenda Marsh (left) and mum Julie (right

The Chuter girls prepare to lose their locks with their nan Brenda Marsh (left) and mum Julie (right). - Credit: Archant

Two selfless sisters are set to have their locks cut off in memory of their grandad who was cared for by St Francis Hospice.

The Chuter girls (Keira, left, and Ruby-Jean, right, remember their grandad Gordon Marsh.

The Chuter girls (Keira, left, and Ruby-Jean, right, remember their grandad Gordon Marsh. - Credit: Archant

Ruby-Jean Chuter, 6 and sister Keira, 12 will have their waist length hair cut to about shoulder length- about 32 inches between them, on Saturday May 18 in memory of their grandad Gordon March.

Keira said: “Having our hair cut may not seem like a big deal, but it will mean so much to someone who needs it.

“The money raised is going to a good cause as they do such an amazing job for many people and helped care for our Grandad.”

Gordon suffered from cancer for many years, but was able to spend his final days at home with his family thanks to the Havering-atte-Bower hospice.


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He was visited at home by a hospice specialist nurse who checked his condition and provided advice.

He also attended the day hospice.

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The girls plan to donate the hair to the Little Princess Trust to help make wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy.

Julie said: “My Mum was so grateful for the hospice’s care and my family wanted to do something to raise some money so the girl’s came up with a sponsored hair cut.

“I think it’s really kind and brave of them. they have had long hair for many years, Ruby since she was 18 months. They are excited about doing this in memory of their Grandad.”

She added: “St Francis Hospice made such a difference, he wanted to spend his final days at home and the hospice made this possible by loaning equipment and sending nurses to provide care.”

So far the girls have raised more than £100 of their £200 target. To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/Ruby-JeanKeirachuter.

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