SARAH’S SWEET GIFT TO OTHERS
SARAH Knight may be small but she has a mighty big heart.
The Blackett six-yearold cut more than 30cm of her long locks to help children’s charity Variety create wigs for children without hair due to conditions such as alopecia.
“I heard my friends talking about doing it but they couldn’t because their hair wasn’t long enough,” Sarah said.
“When I heard that, I thought it would be a nice thing to do because there is a lot of people out there who haven’t got any hair and would like to have hair.”
Mum Sharon said she was incredibly proud of her daughter’s selfless act but grateful her hair will grow back. “I almost cried when she said she wanted to cut her hair because she had the most beautiful long hair,” Mrs Knight said.
“I gave her a bit of time to think about it and she was certain she’d made up her mind to do it.
“I think she is so brave and so selfless.”
Sarah went to Best Cuts and Colour at Mt Druitt where hairdresser Emily Wall carefully prepared a tight ponytail before cutting 32cm, and still leaving Sarah with a nice shoulder-length style cut.
“After hearing why Sarah was doing it, they did the cut for free,” Mrs Knight said.
Hair donated to Variety is bought by wig manufacturers who make wigs for medical hair loss. The funds are then used to buy wigs for those unable to afford them.
Variety welcomes cash and hair donations.
Tiny Sarah Knight gets ready for her hair to be cut (above left) to help children’s charity Variety and (above right and left) the bright sixyear-old is more than happy with her decision to help others. Picture: Matt Sullivan