Hannah’s hair helps the kids
After four years spent patiently growing her locks, Cobram Anglican Grammar School Year 9 student Hannah Kelly finally decided enough was enough.
Instead of her hair being swept in a pile and discarded to the bin, the selfless teenager decided it could serve a much better purpose.
Her idea was to donate her two 30 cm plaits to Wigs for Kids, a charity which provides wigs to children who have lost their hair through illness, accidents and medical treatments.
The charity’s aim is to help children suffering from hair loss to ‘‘look like themselves and live their lives’’.
‘‘My mum had a friend whose son chopped his hair off and donated it to that same foundation, so I looked it up and I read what they do and thought why not?’’ Hannah said.
‘‘Instead of just throwing it out, I thought I would be better off donating it to a good cause.’’
Hannah parted ways with her hair at Osroc Hairdressing in Cobram and said she was more than happy to see the back of her plaits.
‘‘I was starting to get really sick of it. It was just getting in the way all the time. I never thought I would be donating it to charity, though,’’ she said.
She said it was pleasing she could make a real difference to the life of a complete stranger. ‘‘It feels good,’’ she said. ‘‘It may not be a big change for me, but it could change another person’s life.’’
Hannah said she had received a lot of positive feedback from the Cobram Anglican Grammar School community and was expecting to hear from Wigs for Kids in about a month to see how many children her kind donation had assisted.
After: Hannah’s new look after having her 30 cm plaits chopped off.
Before: Hannah Kelly’s flowing locks before being donated to Wigs for Kids.