Six year old Gracie from Northfield is cutting off her beautiful, long “Rapunzel” locks for charity, in memory of her late grandad. Gracie’s generosity has prompted a message of support from Cbeebies favourite Justin “Mr Tumble” Fletcher. 

Gracie’s Big Cut

Gracie Mai decided to sacrifice her hair – which is almost as long as she is tall – to raise funds in memory of her grandad Fred Oakes from Rubery, who recently passed away from cancer.

Monies raised will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the RNLI, and Gracie’s silky tresses will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, to be used to make real hair wigs for children undergoing cancer therapies.

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Family Fun Day

To raise as much as possible, Gracie is also hosting a fantastic charity Fun Day in Longbridge on Easter Monday.

As well as ‘Gracie’s Big Cut’, there will be lots of fun things to do, and a huge raffle with fantastic prizes!

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face painting
  • Princess Belle
  • Disco
  • Games
  • more!


Just some of the raffle prizes:

  • 2 x admission and 2 x wristbands to West Midlands Safari Park
  • £50 Kings Norton Coaches Excursion Vouchers
  • £30 Hungry Horse Voucher, courtesy of The Cambridge, Longbridge
  • 30 mins tobogganing session for 2 at the Snow Dome
  • 30 mins Go-Karting session
  • St Tropez Spray Tan courtesy of Northfield Tanning Centre
  • Family Admission to Hatton Country Farm
  • Aston Villa Stadium Tour for 4
  • 2 x Birmingham City tickets
  • Bowling for 6
  • 10 day Nuffield health gym membership
  • 2 x Wella hair sets courtesy of Phase 2 Premier Salon, Northfield
  • Wine and Chocolate hamper courtesy of Morrison’s Rubery
  • Theatre Cinema Vouchers
  • £10 Gift voucher for Sea Queen Chip Shop Rubery
  • Cream tea for 2 at Gracie-Mais Tea Room Rubery
  • Makeover and photoshoot for 2
  • £20 Max Speilmann Vouchers


£1 a ticket/£5 a strip

Fun and Games

Fantastic game prizes include:

  • Cadbury world family admission
  • Hollywood Bowl Family Bowl Voucher
  • 4 x Empire cinema tickets
  • 4 x child free vouchers to Treasure Island
  • much more!


The event also has some amazing items up for auction:

  • Mr Tumble signed postcard and DVD
  • West Bromwich Albion Signed Pendant with COA
  • Russell Watson 2016 signed CD, DVD, tour programme and goodies

Event details

  • When: 12-4pm, Easter Bank Holiday Monday 28 March 2016
  • Where: Longbridge Social Club, 1012 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2QU
  • Entry: Free

Sponsor Gracie

If you can’t make the event, you can support Gracie Mai by donating online


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