Special sacrifice made for granddad
‘‘Bring it on’’ was Meg Henderson’s courageous attitude towards getting her head shaved for a leukaemia fundraiser last Friday.
The Plimmerton School pupil, 12, lost her blonde locks to the razor after collecting $1690 in just three weeks for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
Her target had been the much smaller sum of $500.
Meg’s father shaved his head too after betting that she wouldn’t be able to reach her goal.
‘‘It was quite funny,’’ she says. ‘‘I think he regretted it.’’ Leukaemia is a special cause for Meg. Her grandfather was diagnosed with the bone marrow cancer last November.
Meg has never had hair above shoulder length before, and her locks grow quite slowly, so shaving it all off was a real commitment.
Luckily her groovy gran Nada Harvey has knitted her a One Direction beanie to keep off the autumn chill. Meg is going to see the British boy band in concert later this month.
Leukaemia fundraising superstar Meg Henderson faced her drastic haircut with style last Friday, getting a mohawk halfway through, although she found her clipped ponytail ‘‘creepy’’.
Going, going, gone: