ELEVEN-year-old Layla Kean is cutting all of her hair off in support for the children’s charity Variety’s ‘Hair with Heart’ campaign.
Layla attends John Paul II Primary School on the Eastern Shore.
Layla said she was inspired to make the chop for charity after watching videos online of others making the same courageous decision.
”I decided that what they were doing for others was really cool and I wanted to be able to do that,” she said.
Layla said she had realised this would be a good way for her to give back to others.
“I’m doing this because I know that if I do this it could make some kids very happy,” she said.
“People who are suffering a sickness or disease which makes them lose all their hair can have the chance to have it back and be happy.”
On 20 October, Layla’s hair will be cut up to her shoulders and made into a wig for a child in need.
The wig will be worth up to $6000 and will only last a year or two.
Layla is raising money to help families purchase wigs and other equipment necessary to make life easier.
Layla has smashed her fundraising goal of $500, and has already raised $1200.
“It feels really exciting because we’ve still got a month to go and we’ve already got that much money, so it’s really cool,” she said.
Layla is hoping to continue to raise more money up until the chop.
Caption: Layla Kean, 11, is cutting her hair and will donate it to Variety’s ‘Hair with Heart’ campaign.