Schnapper Rock rocks red
Jaxon Woolley doesn’t normally like going to the hairdressers.
But this year, the 11-year-old Cure Kids ambassador patiently sat through two hours of bleach and dye to have the red streaks needed to help raise money for Red Nose Day on September 29.
‘‘For him to dye his hair, that was kind of a big thing,’’ Jax’s mum Tash Vruink said.
Normally Jax doesn’t enjoy going to the hairdresser’s as he dislikes the sound of clippers and talking to people he doesn’t know.
But having Art Green’s red coiffe as inspiration and also knowing his hairdresser Sandi was a big help, Vruink said.
However, the ‘‘coolest part’’ was collecting for the street appeal the following day in Brown’s Bay, where many people stopped to comment on Jax’s new look.
The Schnapper Rock resident has so far raised around $200 online and has been an ambassador for Cure Kids since 2015. Between the ages of two and five, he was diagnosed with severe developmental dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.
Vruink said Cure Kids had been great for Jax’s confidence, especially in terms of crowds and talking to people he doesn’t know. He also raised around $400 for Cure Kids at Round The Bays in March.
Cure Kids was established in 1971 and raises funds to support medical research for cures and treatments for a range of childhood conditions and illnesses.
See red-hair-17.everydayhero.com/ nz/jaxon-is-going-red to donate.
‘‘For him to dye his hair, that was kind of a big thing. ’’
Tash Vruink with her son Jaxon, 11.