Duo gives back to charity
A combined effort from Horsham West and Haven Primary School students and staff has helped raise more than $1000 for cancer charities.
Year six student Aurora Terry and teacher Lauren Andrew each cut 30 centimetres from their hair at a ‘Crazy Hair Day’ at the school’s West Campus.
The pair created a Gofundme fundraising page for their haircut, ‘West for Wigs’, where they raised $825 for Variety the Children’s Charity.
Student gold-coin donations for ‘Crazy Hair Day’ contributed a further $470 for Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids.
Miss Andrew said the chopped locks would be donated to Variety to be made into wigs for children who had lost their hair because of a long-term medical condition.
She said both herself and Aurora had close friends and family affected by cancer.
But instead of feeling ‘powerless’ to help, they started their fundraiser to assist those in need.
“This is something that felt so easy and manageable to both of us, but also something that we knew could really help those who we love and others who have been touched by this terrible disease,” Miss Andrew said.
“We’re so proud of our community at West and the Horsham community as a whole who really got behind our cause and helped us to smash through our fundraising goal of $500.”