Six-year-old Talbot resident Ayla Bennett shaved her hair off for the Leukaemia Foundation

CUTE: Talbot Primary School student Ayla Bennett, 6, shaved her head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Photo: Dylan Burns
CUTE: Talbot Primary School student Ayla Bennett, 6, shaved her head to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Photo: Dylan Burns

It started out with just wanting a haircut.

Talbot Primary School grade one student Ayla Bennett asked her mum if she could cut her hair off one day.

Her mum, Emma, said she spoke to her about all the good work the Leukaemia Foundation does for sick kids - and six-year-old Ayla decided that was a good idea.

“There’s not many six-year-olds that do that,” Emma said.

She then raised more than $650 and counting, by spreading her message on her mum’s Facebook, before Emma helped shave her head at a special school assembly last week – she also got Student of the Week.

Ayla said she was quite nervous with all 60 students and their parents at her school watching, but so far, her new do felt pretty good.

“Mum said she’d buy me a hat,” she said, noting this would not be the first time she would raise money for charity and help others.

“I’ll have to grow my hair long again (to raise more money),” she said.