Lee-Ann let­ting go of her long locks

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

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.

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