St Albans schoolchild donates hair to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:10 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:10 13 February 2017

Lyla Cohen, 6, with the hair she donated to Little Princesses Trust at Artisan Hairdressers in St Albans.

Lyla Cohen, 6, with the hair she donated to Little Princesses Trust at Artisan Hairdressers in St Albans.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) coffers have been boosted thanks to the fundraising efforts of a kindhearted St Albans schoolgirl.

Lyla Cohen, 6, and Bessie Davis, 7, at Artisan Hairdressers in St Albans, posing with Bessie Bear. Lyla had her hair cut off and donated to Little Princesses Trust.Lyla Cohen, 6, and Bessie Davis, 7, at Artisan Hairdressers in St Albans, posing with Bessie Bear. Lyla had her hair cut off and donated to Little Princesses Trust.

Lyla Cohen, six, a pupil at Garden Fields JMI School, had 8ins of hair cut off by Artisan Hairdressers on Holywell Hill on February 2.

Her chopped locks will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, to make wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

The cut is part of a charitable effort by Lyla and her father Leigh, who is taking part in a sky-dive on Saturday, March 4.

The pair have so far raised over £800 for GOSH which helped treat Lyla’s friend Bessie Davis, aged seven.

Bette was diagnosed with Type 1 Neurofibromatosis at birth and previously spent 18 months at GOSH undergoing chemotherapy.

Bessie’s mother, Abbey Orchard, said: “It’s amazing. It’s a really big thing to do. It’s very brave of her.”

Lyla and Leigh’s Cut and Jump fundraising page can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lyla-and-leigh


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