A SCHOOL GIRL has decided to have her hair chopped off and donate it to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.
Five-year-old Skyla-Jai Smith from Newton Abbot will have nine inches of her hair cut off, which she is donating to charity after she saw a TV show about another child who lost their hair following chemotherapy treatment.
Skyla-Jai says: ‘I am cutting my hair and giving it to the Little Princess Trust.
I want to give it to little boys and girls who are poorly and don’t have any hair, to make them happy.’
Her mother Lauryn Breslan says: ‘We were watching a programme on TV and Skla-Jai asked why some of the boys and girls didn’t have any hair.
‘I explained that the medicine they were having to try to make them better can cause them to lose their hair.
She told me that she had lots of hair and that she wished she could give them some of hers.’
Skyla-Jai was adamant she wanted to do something to help young children and started making her plans after her parents told her about the Little Princess Trust.
The charity supplies wigs to girls and boys who suffer hair loss as a result of cancer or other medical conditions.
Lauryn added: ‘Me and my fiancé Dan are so proud of our daughter and the loving and caring little girl that she is. We think it’s lovely that Skyla-Jai wants to do something so selfless at such a young age.’
Skyla-Jai is hoping to raise the £350 needed to turn her locks into a wig for a sick child and has set up a fundraising page to help her raise the money.
If you’d like to help with her fundraising efforts you can visit her JustGiving page –
You can also donate by texting SSPT50 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070.
Skyla-Jai will have her hair cut on Saturday May 7th.Follow