Lit­tle Princess Laila is hailed an in­spi­ra­tion to all

Rutherglen Reformer - - Green Fingers - Dou­glas Dickie

A seven-year-old Cam­bus­lang girl has been hailed an in­spi­ra­tion af­ter cut­ting her long hair off for char­ity.

Laila Kadegis wanted to do some­thing to help the Lit­tle Princess Trust, who make wigs for chil­dren who have lost their hair through can­cer.

Af­ter see­ing an­other young girl do her bit, and speak­ing to her mum, Lynda, The Loch Pri­mary pupil was so in­spired to help out.

She also de­cided she wanted to raise the £ 50 that it costs to turn do­nated hair into a wig, so set up a Just Giv­ing page which has al­ready raised £225.

Lynda is a Weight Watch­ers leader at King’s Park Church and some mem­bers have also do­nated while the post of­fice in Cathkin has started a col­lec­tion.

Laila’s hair was cut by Re­former Weight Watch­ers colum­nist, Fiona Pe­di­ani, who is also a hair­dresser, while her friend, Amanda Hem­phill, took photos of ev­ery stage of the chop.

Ex­plain­ing how they de­cided to do their bit, Lynda said: “Whilst brows­ing on­line, I came across the Lit­tle Princess Trust.

“I told Laila about it, and how sick wee girls lose their hair.

“She got quite up­set, and told me ev­ery lit­tle girl de­serves to feel beau­ti­ful es­pe­cially if they are poorly.”

The Lit­tle Princess Trust was launched in 2006 by the par­ents of a lit­tle girl who died from can­cer.

Since its in­cep­tion, the char­ity has now helped thou­sands of boys and girls.

Go to www. lit­tleprincesses.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pre­cious gift Laila with the hair that will go to make a wig for young can­cer suf­fer­ers

Pride Mum Lynda is so proud of her daugh­ter’s ges­ture

Cut­ting edge Laila looks on as her hair is chopped off

Hair to­day Laila was proud of her long locks

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