Growing (and cutting) her hair for charity

One of Burnside’s younger residents has decided to grow her hair long and then have it cut off to raise funds for Variety the Children’s Charity. Jade is a Year 3 student at Rose Park Primary school and lives with her family in Dulwich. Her mum Alice is very proud of her and says Jade’s commitment has not waived since she made the decision more than two years ago. Jade tells her story in her own words.

“Hi my name is Jade and I am 9 1/2 years old. About two years ago I heard an ad on the radio about a girl that had just cut her hair for kids needing hair. I asked mum and dad if I could do the same, so I have been growing my hair ever since.

I'll be chopping off approximately 38 cm on Saturday 7 December at Windsor Hair L'Estrange Street, Glenside.

Wigs cost families up to $6,000, lasting 1-2 years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth. A donation to Variety - the Children's Charity, can help towards providing a wig or other vital equipment to a child in need.

I would appreciate any donation towards this cause. Thank you.”

You can donate here.

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