Duo gives back to char­ity

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - New -

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.”

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