Brave Tayla gets chop

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

A FIVE-year-old Bic­ton girl is prov­ing there is no such thing as be­ing too young to do a self­less deed for some­one else.

Tayla Allen loves her long hair, but af­ter see­ing photos of chil­dren whose hair had fallen out due to cancer treat­ment, she made the de­ci­sion to give it the snip and do­nate it to be made into a wig.

She will be sup­port­ing not one but two char­i­ties dur­ing next week­end’s big cut, with her hair to be do­nated to Va­ri­ety, while her fundrais­ing ef­forts will go to the Telethon Kids In­sti­tute.

Tayla’s mother Tegan said her fam­ily and friends could not be more proud of her de­ci­sion to help those who need it.

“Tayla is re­ally happy that she has been rais­ing money to help chil­dren who need it.

“She is also ex­cited that her hair will be made into a wig for some­one, but at the same time she is ner­vous as she is only five years old and this is such a brave, self­less thing she is do­ing,” she said.

“Teach­ing our chil­dren to do self­less acts from a young age will hope­fully teach them em­pa­thy and we also want to show them that lit­tle acts of kind­ness can go a long way.”

Tayla has al­ready raised more than $2200 for the Telethon Kids In­sti­tute and will con­tinue to fundraise un­til her hair is cut on March 26.

Visit telethonin­sti­tute cre­atey­ourown­event.ev­ery­day­­fundraiser to do­nate.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d465887

Tayla Allen.

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