Spe­cial sac­ri­fice made for grand­dad

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

‘‘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:

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