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Kayla, who attends Heriot Primary School, has been inspired to take on her own charity challenge after seeing her mum Gemma shave her head earlier this year.

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A kind-hearted tot is following in her mother’s footsteps by donating her hair to children living with cancer.

Kayla Wallace will have ten inches cut from her hair in a charity chop scheduled for the New Year.

The four-year-old is undergoing the haircut to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children having chemotherapy for cancer.

Kayla, who attends Heriot Primary School, has been inspired to take on her own charity challenge after seeing her mum Gemma shave her head earlier this year.

Gemma lost her hair in a show of solidarity with her great aunt and uncle who were both diagnosed with terminal cancer last year.

The mum-of-two, who raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “I sat her down to explain that I was doing the head shave and why I was doing it so she knew what to expect.

“I spoke to her and said mummy won’t have hair and that people with cancer often don’t have hair.

“She went to stay with her great-grandparents at the time and the next day she said she was so proud.

“For a four-year-old to say that makes you really emotional.”

Gemma added: “She has been inspired and wants to do something for the little boys and girls that don’t have hair.

“Her hair is quite long at the moment. She is far too young to shave her head, so we agreed that she could get it cut into a bob.”

Gemma has set up a fundraising page for Kayla in a bid to raise funds for the charity.

From receiving hair donations at its office, through to fitting and styling a bespoke wig, it costs the trust around £550 to provide a real-hair wig free of charge.

The organisation also uses cash donations to fund research into child cancers.

Gemma said: “Kayla has raised £130 so far already which we are so delighted about.

“It’s a horrible time for everyone just now – Christmas is on the way and a lot of people don’t have money to spare so we are really grateful.”

Gemma’s head shave in August raised an incredible £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The domestic –who has worked at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital throughout the pandemic – has become passionate about raising funds for cancer charities after learning that both her great-aunt and uncle had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Kayla’s hair cut will be carried out by staff at Headlox on Neilston Road on January 28.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gemma-wallace6

Courtesy of Daily Record