An entire school has come together to support a six-year-old girl who is having her long locks chopped off for charity.
Lola-Mae Thomasson, a year one pupil at Mosscroft Community Primary School, Huyton, volunteered to get her waist length hair cut short to raise money for the Little Princess Trust – a charity that provides wigs and hair pieces for children who suffer hair loss following cancer treatment.
When the school’s head teacher, Penny France, found out about Lola’s plans, she decided to get the whole school behind her to help raise money for the charity.
The school held a ‘mad hair day’ last Friday where pupils were encouraged to come into school with crazy hairstyles if they gave a donation to Lola’s chosen charity.
In total, Lola managed to raise more than a staggering £1,000 for the Little Princess Trust – a combination of the money she managed to raise from family and friends and from the school’s mad hair day.
Head teacher Penny France, said, “Lola’s mum got in touch to tell me that Lola was having her hair cut short to raise money for Little Princess Trust, after learning that some children lose their hair when battling cancer.
“It was such a heart warming story and we were really eager to support Lola in her quest to raise money for such a worthy cause.
“The whole school got behind Lola and we had a really fun day raising money whilst educating pupils on the important message behind what we were doing.”
Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said, “It is really inspirational to see a young girl so keen to raise money for charity in such a way.
“It’s great to see the teachers and pupils of Mosscroft Primary coming together to support Lola and raise a lot of money for such a great cause.”
Pictured: Lola with her friends on Mad Hair Day.