Letchworth fundraiser, five, left devastated after losing her favourite cuddly toy Lapin

PUBLISHED: 15:17 22 January 2016 | UPDATED: 08:35 23 January 2016

Lapin has been misisng since Sunday morning.

Lapin has been misisng since Sunday morning.

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A conscientious young girl has been left bereft after losing her favourite cuddly toy.

Violette did a haircut for charity last year.Violette did a haircut for charity last year.

Violette Ross has been without her beloved rabbit companion Lapin since it went missing in Letchworth between 11am and midday on Sunday during a shopping trip in the Leys Square area of the town.

The five-year-old, who started reception at Thomas More School last year, recently raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer care charity by cutting off her long locks.

But the Dora the Explorer fan is desperate to be reunited with Lapin, and a post on Facebook appealing for help finding has already been shared 150 times.

Concerned mum LJ said: “Violette is absolutely devastated. Lapin is of hugely sentimental value to her.

“Violette has slept in the same bed as her cuddly toy since the day she was born – so bedtimes are quite difficult at the moment.

“It wasn’t until bedtime that we realised Lapin was missing.

“She doesn’t normally bring her out, she usually leaves her on her bed, but on this occasion she was returning from a sleepover at her nanny’s house in Hitchin.

“Maybe someone has picked her up and handed her in somewhere or a child has taken her home by accident?

“I have had two people message me saying they saw Lapin on the benches in Leys Avenue, outside Burrs Shoe Shop.

“I have searched the area several times with the help of family members, but could not find her.

“I want to say a big thank you to everyone has shared my Facebook post, hopefully we can find Lapin as soon as possible by spreading the word.”

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