Serain Lockton-Roberts, nine, student from Leverstock Green primary school decided to raise money for charity by shaving her head on her birthday (February 21).
She did so to honour her school friend Emily Stockley, who had Down’s syndrome.
She had complications connected to Type 1 diabetes, an auto immune condition that had developed about a week before her death.
Emily sadly passed away on September 2, 2019.
The two girls attended the same school and used to play hide and seek together.
Serain decided to raise money in memory of her friend and donate it to Up on Downs, the Hertfordshire Down’s syndrome support group, who helped Emily and her family.
She is also donating to COSMIC, the charity based at the St Mary’s Hospital in London where Emily was treated by the doctors to save her life.
They also provided accommodation for Emily’s family and counselling to help them after Emily passed away.
The nine-year old’s aim was to raise £1,000, and at the time of writing she has managed to raise double the amount.
Her mother, Christine, said: “As her mum you can imagine I’ve tried to encourage her to think of something less extreme to do, but she’s adamant that this will make the biggest impact and that her hair will grow back.
“We had an amazing response from everyone, Emily’s family, friends and the school.”