ABBEY CHOPS LOCKS FOR CHAR­ITY

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

A Man­jimup teenager has made the de­ci­sion to cut her hair, to raise money for char­ity and pro­vide a wig to some­one in need.

Abbey Hall, 14, de­cided to cut her hair shorter for the first time four months ago and will be do­nat­ing about 40cm to the Va­ri­ety char­ity.

“I’ve had long hair for quite a while and I wanted to cut it off so I de­cided if I was go­ing to cut my hair I wanted to do­nate it to be turned into a wig,” she said. “I have a younger cousin who has cere­bral palsy and the char­ity Va­ri­ety has helped her and other kids like that so I de­cided I wanted to give my hair to them.”

So far she has raised about $3400 and is aim­ing to get to $5000 be­fore she cuts it at the Cherry Har­mony Fes­ti­val on De­cem­ber 8.

“Lots of peo­ple will be there so hope­fully I can raise more money on the day,” Abbey said.

Three to four peo­ple are needed to make one wig which will last about two or three years cost­ing up to $6000 each.

Abbey’s mother said this was one big rea­son do­nat­ing hair to char­ity was so im­por­tant.

Em­pire House of Hair, two beau­ti­cians and Cel­e­bra­tions in town have boxes in store for dona­tions, and there is also a link on­line at hair­with­heart.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/abbey-s-hair-to-help-1.

Pic­ture: Holly Thomp­son

Abbey Hall, 14, is cut­ting her hair for Va­ri­ety.

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