Lee-Ann letting go of her long locks
TWO years after donating her hair to charity a Bright woman will again loose her locks for a good cause.
Lee-Ann Hawthorne has been growing here hair since cutting 30cm of it off in July 2016 to donate to children’s charity Variety.
Next Tuesday she aims to cut 36cm of her hair which will go towards making wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.
“After I did it (donated her hair) the first time I thought I would do it again and two years later here I am,” Ms Hawthorne said.
“My hair is shorter this time, last time it was to the bottom of my back , this time it’s a bit below the middle of my back but I’m going to get it cut shorter.
“Last time I had six ponytails of 30cm cut off and this time it will probably be six ponytails of about 36cm.”
Variety supports kids and families who are facing many challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with special needs.
Wigs cost families up to $6000, lasting one to two CHOP FOR A CAUSE: Lee-Anne Hawthorne has decided to again support children’s charity Variety after growing her hair for more than two years. PHOTO: Justin Jenvey years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth.
Ms Hawthorne is also hoping to raise $700 for Variety.
“I thought this time why not make a bit of money as well and make a bit more of a difference,” she said.
“I’m really proud to do this, my hair grows really quickly and I don’t need it so I’m glad I can help some kids out.”
People can contribute to Lee-Anne’s efforts by going to https://communitygiving. everydayhero.com/au/leeanne-hawthorne or by making a donation at the Bright library.