Rostrata Primary School student’s close shave for charity

AT RIGHT: Neive Truman (7) of Willetton decided she wanted to do something to help people and is participating in the Worlds Greatest Shave.  Seen here with Paige Bertone (Hairdresser, Edward Gittos and Associates in Willetton) and her mum Rebecca Gregson, who also had her head shaved. Picture: David Baylis. d491642
AT RIGHT: Neive Truman (7) of Willetton decided she wanted to do something to help people and is participating in the Worlds Greatest Shave. Seen here with Paige Bertone (Hairdresser, Edward Gittos and Associates in Willetton) and her mum Rebecca Gregson, who also had her head shaved. Picture: David Baylis. d491642

SHE may be just seven years old, but Neive Truman has already displayed compassion and charity beyond her years.

Neive made the decision to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave, with her mother joining her in going under the razor at Edward Gittos and Associates in Willetton.

The Rostrata Primary School student was inspired by a picture of a girl on Facebook taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise money for cancer and she wanted to follow her lead.

“I asked Mum what it was all about and thought it was a really good idea, and said that I wanted to do it too,” Neive said.

“I wanted to raise money for people who are sick and have cancer. I wanted to help people get better and by getting money this will help these people.”

While she eventually convinced her mother Rebecca to join her, Neive admitted she had some cold feet in the lead-up to the big day.

“I was scared in the first couple of days but then I remembered it was for a good cause and I said to myself ‘this is to help sick people’ and then I stopped being scared about it,” she said.

Neive said she loved her new look and she could not stop touching her new spiky hair.

She was even more delighted to raise $840, far exceeding her initial target of $500.