Layla’s locks to help children with cancer

Layla Stevenson.
Layla Stevenson.

A young Glengormley girl is set to have a haircut with a difference next week, while raising money for a worthy cause.

Layla Stevenson (7) will be having a number of inches of her hair cut on Saturday, April 8, with all of it going to the Little Princess Trust.

The charity provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the United Kingdom and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

The Carr’s Glen Primary School pupil is also fundraising for the charity, so children who are undergoing cancer treatment can feel a little better getting a new real hair wig.

Layla has never had a haircut before, with her hair now reaching down past her hips.

A member of 118th Brownies group in Ballysillan, Layla wants to go to their summer camp in June.

As her hair is currently very long, she is unable to wash it on our own, which could cause problems while at camp. To solve the problem, while making a generous donation at the same time, hairdresser Joanna Maxwell will be cutting Layla’s locks for the charity.

An online fundraising page has been set up to collect sponsorship funds. At the time of going to print, over £600 has been donated. Her family wish to thank everyone who has made a donation.

If you would like to make a donation in support of Layla’s’s kind hearted gesture, with all monies raised going to the Little Princess Trust, go to