Falkirk pupil’s first cut is a hair raising success for good cause

Liza shows off her new look
Liza shows off her new look

When it comes to raising money for a good cause – Liza Loutsenko’s idea was a cut above the rest.

The popular P6 pupil at Comely Park Primary volunteered to donate her flowing 22-inch long tresses to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children who have lost their own hair after being treated for cancer.

She also encouraged her classmates to sponsor her first-ever trip to the hairdressers to give the Buskit charity that helps youngsters in Belarus living in the footprint of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster a boost.

Liza made a date with the barber a New Year Resolution and kept her promise when she visited Falkirk stylists Tweedie and Marshall last Saturday.

The 10-year-old had been planning to have her hair shorn completely – but mum and dad Yuliya and Serguei insisted a tidy ‘short back and sides’ would do instead!

Liza said: “I thought a ‘baldy’ would have been awesome, but they talked me out of it. Now I think my new style is just great and I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to Michelle for doing such a great job.”

The family from Finistere Avenue in Falkirk is also very grateful to everyone who supported the fundraiser.

So far over £900 – including £521 from the school – has been collected and the donations are still rolling in.

Liza added: “We have been very touched by the generosity and kindness of all involved. It has been truly amazing.”