A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Aberystwyth schoolgirl has raised almost £500 to help children battling cancer after having her knee-length hair cut off.
The Cambrian News reported “Ysgol Plascrug school pupil Myla Davies’ hair will now be made into a wig by the Little Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other illness.
Myla had her hair cut at Claire Lloyd Hair Studio, Market Street, on Saturday, 25 November.
The £482 she raised will go towards the costs of making the wig, and Myla has thanked her supporters.
Myla’s mum Sophie Doughty said: “Myla has so far raised a total of £482 between her JustGiving page and offline sponsors. She would like to thank everybody who has kindly supported and sponsored her, and also say a huge thank you to Claire Lloyd for cutting and styling her new hair.”
And Sophie paid tribute to her “considerate and courageous” daughter.
“I am extremely proud of her for doing such a considerate and courageous thing at her young age. Myla is delighted to have been able to contribute to such a great cause.
“Myla was born with lots of hair. She has always had long hair and we were thinking of having it cut a bit shorter, so we thought ‘why not raise some money for a good cause at the same time’.”