Layla faces chop for char­ity

NT News - - NEWS - PHILLIPPA BUTT

LAYLA HARDWICK has never had her hair cut.

The eight-year-old has gone in for trims to make sure it’s neat and tidy, but has never had a se­ri­ous cut.

Now, she’s chop­ping off about 30cm, all in the name of char­ity.

“I want to help peo­ple and it’s very hot in Dar­win,” she said.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the World’s Great­est Shave, Layla has wanted to cut off her hair for a while, but said her mum, Elle Hardwick, loved her long locks.

“I’ve wanted to cut my hair for a while but my mum said ‘no’,” Layla said.

“Then my aunty told me how I could cut it off and get it

made into wigs and mummy said ‘yes’. I’m not go­ing to be com­pletely bald though, I’m only cut­ting 30cm.”

Orig­i­nally hop­ing to raise $700 for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion, Layla blew through her first tar­get. Now, she’s only a cou­ple of dol­lars off $3800. The foun­da­tion sup­ports the thou­sands of Aus­tralians who are di­ag­nosed with blood can­cers every year.

Layla’s first real hair cut will take place tonight at the Pint Club in Mar­rara, with the theme of the party be­ing ‘crazy hair’.

To do­nate to the cam­paign, visit my.leukaemi­afoun­da­tion.org.au/elle­hard­wick

Pic­ture: MICHAEL FRANCHI

Elle Hardwick‘s daugh­ter Layla, 8, has never had more than a trim in her life and now she's rais­ing money to cut it all off for the World's Great­est Shave

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