Hair today, gone tomorrow
Horsham’s Jett Wilson, 9, will farewell his lengthy blond locks next month, all for a good cause.
While the Horsham West Primary School youngster has grown fond of his new look, he will gladly surrender to the hairdresser’s scissors on May 26.
Jett has grown his hair to donate to Variety children’s charity’s Hair with Heart project, which makes specialised wigs for people who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
He is also raising money to add to his donation of hair and five weeks into his project has attracted almost $1000.
Jett’s mother Tiarrna Wise said Jett came up with the idea and had embraced the project, although he had initially been hesitant about growing his hair long.
“He has a little bit to go. His hair needs to be at least 35.5 centimetres long to donate and on the last measurement it was 35 centimetres from the roots. He will be there in a few weeks,” she said.
“He decided to also raise money with an aim of getting at least $500 but he’s almost doubled that. Café 22 at Horsham Plaza came on board with a raffle, which raised just over $300 and we can’t thank them enough.”
People keen to help Jett raise money as part of his Hair with Heart project can donate online at hairwithheart.everydayhero. com/au/jets-big-chop.
BYE BYE HAIR: Jett Wilson of Horsham will donate his hair to a Hair with Heart project. He is pictured at Café 22 with prizes for a raffle that also raised money for the cause. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER