Luton schoolgirl raises £1,000 for The Little Princess Trust

Luton schoolgirl Keeva Lavin with her haidresser cousin Justina
Luton schoolgirl Keeva Lavin with her haidresser cousin Justina

Luton schoolgirl Keeva Lavin’s long curly ginger locks were her pride and joy.

But the 10-year-old – who has a twin brother Darragh – decided to have them shorn for charity and set herself a £200 target.

Her cousin Justina Lavin of Shampoo in Chapel Street took care of the cut and Keeva now has a stylish bob.

Her fundraising took off beyond her wildest dreams and she’s already raised a whopping £1,000 – in addition to donating two long plaits to the Little Princess Trust.

Keeva, who’s in Year 6 at St Joseph’s, said she was thrilled with the amount.

“I didn’t think we’d even get to the £200 target – it was so exciting to see the money going up and I can’t wait to see the total,” she said.

“I hope a little girl with cancer gets a wig made from my hair and loves it and it makes her happy.”

Her proud mum Emma Farren said: “Luckily she likes her new look – I think I was more emotional than she was when she was having it cut.”

> There’s still time to sponsor Keeva at http://www.justgiving.com/KeevaLavin