Brave Colne girl loses long locks for hospice

BRAVE: Jodie Turner (9), of Hall Street, Colne, has raised �945 for Pendleside Hospice (S)
BRAVE: Jodie Turner (9), of Hall Street, Colne, has raised �945 for Pendleside Hospice (S)
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A BRAVE little Colne girl raised a fantastic £945 by having her long locks chopped off in memory of her dad.

Last month the Colne Times reported how Jodie Turner (9), of Hall Street, was raising money for Pendleside Hospice, after her dad, Phillip Holt, died there two years ago.

The total amount raised was not known at the time the article went to print.

Jodie, who attends Lord Street Primary School, said: “I chose Pendleside Hospice because they looked after my dad during the last few weeks of his life and it is special to me.”

And proud mum Julie Turner added: “One day she came up to me and said she wanted to have her hair cut for charity after speaking to an ill little girl.

“She chose Pendleside as it was where her dad died two years ago.

“Thank you to all our friends and family for helping raise such a fantastic amount.

“I was only expecting that Jodie would raise about £300 and I couldn’t believe the final total.”

After having her hair chopped, Jodie donated it to the Little Princess charity, which makes wigs for children who have lost their hair through illnesses.