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Grandma’s head shave helps raise thousands for disabled granddaughter in Chadwell Heath

PUBLISHED: 12:07 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 08 May 2013

Georgia Craigie with dance group IMD

Georgia Craigie with dance group IMD

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Shaving her head in aid of her disabled granddaughter, Rita Craigie collected £700 in sponsorship money at a charity day that raised £2,600 in total.

Sarah Craigie (left), Rita Craigie after having her head shaved and event organiser Laura O'ConnorSarah Craigie (left), Rita Craigie after having her head shaved and event organiser Laura O'Connor

Georgia Craigie, 14, who suffers from a number of health problems including scoliosis, a curved spine, watched Rita, 69, shave her head to raise money for alternative therapies for the teenager.

Performances from Sky One’s Got To Dance finalists IMD and Wild G, as well as entertainment from Mickey and Minnie Mouse entertainers, rounded off Monday’s event at the Rendezvous Bar and Grill, Chadwell Heath, organised by family friend Laura O’Connor.

Georgia’s mum Sarah said: “Doctors don’t think Georgia will survive the eight-hour operation to correct her curved spine so we’re looking at alternative therapies, including physio, to help her instead.”

Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi donated a special swing worth £700 to Georgia.


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