Layla faces chop for charity
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
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