Hair raises funds for chil­dren’s char­ity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

YEAR 11 stu­dent Clea San­ders says do­nat­ing 20cm of her hair was a mean­ing­ful way of fundrais­ing for an im­por­tant cause.

Ear­lier this month, 20 Year 11 Pres­by­te­rian Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dents took part in a fundraiser for Va­ri­ety – the Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

“We or­gan­ised it be­cause we heard about the cause and we wanted to do some­thing that would mean a lot to us as teenage girls,” Clea said.

“It was a min­i­mum con­tri­bu­tion of $100 per girl and many raised more.”

Fel­low Year 11 stu­dent Grace Moscou said it was a weird feel­ing know­ing some­one else would be wear­ing her hair as a wig.

“But in a good way; I’m glad it’s go­ing to such a good cause,” Grace said.

“We do a lot of fundrais­ers but it’s dif­fer­ent mak­ing a per­sonal sac­ri­fice like this.”

Grace said the par­tic­i­pat­ing girls made sure their hair was in op­ti­mum con­di­tion in the lead-up to hav­ing it chopped off.

“We made sure our hair was well con­di­tioned and didn’t have any split ends,” she said.

Va­ri­ety pro­vides wigs to chil­dren across Aus­tralia who have lost their hair due to a med­i­cal con­di­tion or ill­ness.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d443830

PLC stu­dents Grace Moscou and Clea San­ders ar­ranged for 20 Year 11 stu­dents to do­nate 20cm of their hair to Va­ri­ety – the Chil­dren’s Char­ity.

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