Best friend will lose her crowning glory

Photo Ian Robinson'Lauren Williams,15, from Leyland, who has decided to have her hair shaved off to raise money for Derian House, where her best friend died
Photo Ian Robinson'Lauren Williams,15, from Leyland, who has decided to have her hair shaved off to raise money for Derian House, where her best friend died
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A teenage girl will shed her flowing locks to support poorly children after the death of her best friend.

Lauren Marie Williams, 15, will go under the clippers on Saturday and have her long hair shaved to just a number two.

She is doing the sponsored head shave to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice in memory of her best friend, Jamie Turner, 15, from Leyland, who was diagnosed with medullablastoma, a brain cancer, when he was only five years old and had treatment.

But after years in remission and being given the all-clear, the cancer returned in 2011.

Sadly, he died in August this year.

Lauren’s mum, Manjit, said: “They became friends in primary school, in reception, when they were the age of four.

“It was them two versus the world when they were

little.”

Lauren, of Merlin Grove, Leyland, was devastated when Jamie died and wanted to do something in his

memory.

As well as raising money, her hair will be donated to charity Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for children who have lost their own hair.

Lauren, a pupil at St Mary’s Catholic Technology College, has already collected £850 and hopes to raise £1,000 in total.

Her hair will be shaved at 3pm on Saturday at Jonwell Hair Studio, on Slater Lane.

Manjit, 41, added: “She will look really different but I know she will look beautiful.”

To sponsor Lauren, go to www.justgiving.com/manjit-williams.