Bicton youngster cutting off hair for Telethon Kids Institute

Tayla Allen. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Tayla Allen. Picture: Bruce Hunt

A FIVE-year-old Bicton girl is proving there is no such thing as being too young to do a selfless deed for someone else.

Tayla Allen loves her long hair but after seeing photos of children whose hair had fallen out due to cancer treatment, she made the decision to give it the snip and donate it to make a wig.

She will be supporting not one but two charities during next weekend’s big cut with her hair to be donated to Variety while her fundraising efforts will go to the Telethon Kids Institute.

Tayla’s mother Tegan Allen said her family and friends could not be more proud of her decision to help those who need it.

“Tayla is really happy that she has been raising money to help children who need it,” she said.

“She is also excited that her hair will be made into a wig for someone but at the same time she is nervous as she is only five years old and this is such a brave, selfless thing she is doing.

“Teaching our children to do selfless acts from a young age will hopefully teach them empathy and we also want to show them that little acts of kindness can go a long way.

“It’s the small things that can make a big difference.”

Tayla has already raised more than $2200 for the Telethon Kids Institute and will continue to fundraise until her hair is cut on March 26.

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