Hair to­day, gone to­mor­row

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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

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