SARAH’S SWEET GIFT TO OTH­ERS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

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.

De­tails: va­ri­ety.org.au.

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

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