A five-year-old girl has had her long locks cut off for two causes close to her heart - one which has helped her twin brother.
Beau Paylor had her hair chopped during school half term to raise funds for the Puzzle Centre based in Buckinghamshire, which has made a dramatic difference in life for her twin brother Oscar. The schoolgirl from Chilton has donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children who suffer hair loss.
Oscar, who attended the Puzzle Centre based in Middle Claydon, has Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and before joining Puzzle had severe delay in his speech, language and communication skills.
His mum Vicky said: “Joining Puzzle made a huge difference to us all as it made Oscar a much happier little boy and a lot less frustrated.
“When he started at Puzzle they understood him and helped him in many different ways to start to communicate.
“Using the Picture Exchange Communication System picture cards (PECS) he was able to show us, his family, what he wanted because he couldn’t say it any other way.”
The Puzzle Centre charity promotes and delivers early intervention for very young children with autism or similar communication difficulties, provides training and outreach to families and practitioners throughout the UK.
Their mission is to ensure that every pre-school aged child with autism, or similar communication needs, is offered prompt, appropriate and high quality education, therapy and support.
The charity also offers an outreach support service to families across the UK.
If you would like to sponsor Beau visit www.justgiving.com/Vicky-Widdowson1
For more information about the Puzzle Centre, visit www.puzzlecentre.org.uk