The girl with­out the curl


LOCK­ING­TON’S Suzanne Spencer went from a head full of long, curly red locks to al­most bald within a mat­ter of min­utes last Sun­day. All in the name of char­ity.

The Com­mu­nity Liv­ing and Ser­vices di­rect sup­port pro­fes­sional had her head shaved by hus­band Dan Spencer at Echuca’s Earth Spirit En­er­gies to raise money for Vic­to­rian-based not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Dogs for Kids with Dis­abil­i­ties (DKD).

Over seven weeks of do­na­tions, as well as a raf­fle and auc­tion, Suzanne raised more than $1800, which will go to­wards train­ing as­sis­tance dogs for chil­dren with autism and other de­vel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders.

‘‘I am just de­lighted to be help­ing an or­gan­i­sa­tion as im­por­tant as DKD,’’ she said.

‘‘If more kids with dis­abil­i­ties have as­sis­tance or com­pan­ion dogs, it will make their lives and their fam­i­lies’ lives eas­ier.’’

Suzanne’s hair will not be wasted ei­ther — do­nated to the Aus­tralia Alope­cia Areata Foun­da­tion to be turned into a wig.

‘‘I just want to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported me. I had a lot of fun do­ing this,’’ she said.

Suzanne Spencer has her head shaved by hus­band Dan Spencer to raise money for Dogs for Kids with Dis­abil­i­ties.

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